1 (arch 古) baby 婴儿.
2 (US sl 俚) young woman 姑娘; 少女; 妞儿.
3 (idm 习语) a ,babe in `arms
(a) very young baby not able to walk or crawl 襁褓中的婴儿.
(b) innocent or helpless person 单纯的或不能自助的人. out of the mouths of babes and sucklings => mouth1.
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Probably from the sounds made by a baby]
literary a baby
babe in arms
(=one that has to be carried)
spoken informal a word for an attractive young woman
spoken informal a way of speaking to a young woman, often considered offensive
spoken a way of speaking to someone you love, especially your wife or husband
babe in the woods
AmE someone who can be easily deceived
He was like a babe in the woods when he first came to New York.