baby ( babies plural )
1 n-count A baby is a very young child, especially one that cannot yet walk or talk.
My wife has just had a baby..., Claire had to dress her baby sister.
2 n-count A baby animal is a very young animal.
usu N n
...a baby elephant., ...baby birds.
3 adj Baby vegetables are vegetables picked when they are very small.
Serve with baby new potatoes.
4 n-voc; n-count Some people use baby as an affectionate way of addressing someone, especially a young woman, or referring to them. INFORMAL usu sing
(=love) You have to wake up now, baby...
baby boom ( baby booms plural ) A baby boom is a period of time when a lot of babies are born in a particular place.
INFORMAL n-count usu sing
I'm a product of the postwar baby boom.
baby boomer ( baby boomers plural ) , baby-boomer A baby boomer is someone who was born during a baby boom, especially during the years after the end of the Second World War. (mainly JOURNALISM, INFORMAL) n-count oft N n
baby buggy ( baby buggies plural )
1 n-count A baby buggy is a small folding seat with wheels, which a young child can sit in and which can be pushed around.
in AM, use stroller
2 n-count A baby buggy is another word for a baby carriage.
baby carriage ( baby carriages plural ) A baby carriage is a small vehicle in which a baby can lie as it is pushed along.
in BRIT, use pram
baby talk , baby-talk
Baby talk is the language used by babies when they are just learning to speak, or the way in which some adults speak when they are talking to babies. n-uncount
Maria was talking baby talk to the little one.
blue baby ( blue babies plural ) A blue baby is a baby whose skin is slightly blue because it has been born with something wrong with its heart. n-count
designer baby ( designer babies plural ) , designer child People sometimes refer to a baby that has developed from an embryo with certain desired characteristics as a designer baby. (mainly JOURNALISM) n-count
test-tube baby ( test-tube babies plural ) , test tube baby A test-tube baby is a baby that develops from an egg which has been removed from the mother's body, fertilized, and then replaced in her womb in order that it can continue developing. n-count