Informal Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.(noun)
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Use "babe" in a sentence
"I. ii.118 (294,1) like a babe] That is a _weeping babe_."
"Among those risking romantic rejection and public humiliation is a ski instructor keen to propose in salopettes, a sailor who uses the word "babe" as punctuation, and a civil servant who stores his engagement ring in a laundry tablet dispersal bag."
"He watched the word babe hit her across the face like a hard slap, along with more he didn’t mean, but somehow couldn’t stop from saying."