This is just too much, all this babyish caterwauling from Mitch McConnell.
Her eyes are lovely; so babyish, yet so full of latent coquetry.
She could not bear it to be thought that she was babyish or "silly."
This state of things is childish—simply childish; or perhaps I ought to say babyish.
I didn't quite like her asking that: it made me seem so babyish.
He was so tickled by her babyish remorse that he made her say it again.
I do not know why a velvet cap was despised, but it was; a cap with a tassel was babyish.
To stand on the words of the Regent—“every day”—would be a babyish quibble.
Lady Helen says you are the most babyish creature she has ever come across in her life.
White dimity with green ribbons; a yard or more of red-gold hair; babyish face.
late 14c., babi, diminutive of baban (see babe + -y (3)). Meaning "childish adult person" is from c.1600. Meaning "youngest of a group" is from 1897. As a term of endearment for one's lover it is attested perhaps as early as 1839, certainly by 1901; its popularity perhaps boosted by baby vamp "a popular girl," student slang from c.1922. As an adjective, by 1750.
Baby food is from 1833. Baby blues for "blue eyes" recorded by 1892 (the phrase also was used for "postpartum depression" 1950s-60s). To empty the baby out with the bath (water) is first recorded 1909 in G.B. Shaw (cf. German das Kind mit dem Bade ausschütten). Baby's breath (noted for sweet smell, which also was supposed to attract cats) as a type of flower is from 1897. French bébé (19c.) is from English.
"to treat like a baby," 1742, from baby (n.). Related: Babied; babying.
baby ba·by (bā'bē)
A very young child; an infant.