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baby face

noun
1.
a face having a bland babyish or childish appearance, especially a plump, small-featured face unmarked by characteristic lines.
2.
a person having such a face.
Origin of baby face
1705-1715
1705-15
Related forms
baby-faced, adjective
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  • In the stern-sheets, fast asleep, with the baby face towards me, lay a little child in white.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • It was that snippy little Marjorie Lowry with the baby face, wasn't it?

  • As she looked again at the baby face upturned as if in silent answer, the truth broke in upon her.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • His baby face took on the resolute charm his mother dreaded.

    The Higher Court Mary Stewart Daggett
  • Her baby face was white and there were dark shadows under the eyes which stared at him with a touch of madness.

    Septimus William J. Locke
  • When I knew it, it was a baby face; but the spectacles are still the same!

  • Then, the heavy brows of Aggie would draw down a little, and the baby face would harden.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • She is christened, and over her baby face there lies a white veil.

    Private Peat Harold R. Peat
  • I would know that baby face and that chin, and he had a—I remember people, but no names.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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