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baby

ba·by

baby

 
pronunciation:
beI bi
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: babies
definition 1: a very young girl or boy; infant.
 
synonyms:
babe, infant, newborn
similar words:
child, kid, papoose, toddler, tot, youngster
definition 2: the youngest person in a family or group.
My father is the baby of his family.
similar words:
junior, youngster
definition 3: a person who behaves in a childish or immature way.
What a baby you are!
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: very young.
Many families came to the zoo to see the baby elephant.
synonyms:
infant, small
similar words:
immature, newborn, young
definition 2: for or used by a baby.
This store sells baby clothes.
synonyms:
infant
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: babied, babies, babying
definition: to treat like a baby or child; spoil.
My parents baby my brother, even though he is eight.
synonyms:
pamper
similar words:
dote on, spoil
derivation: babyish (adj.)
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