Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a baby; childish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of a baby

Etymologies

baby +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But I suppose a boy thinks he is called babyish, if the name is fastened on him.

    Holiday Stories for Young People

  • I like this baby bedding set at Overstock.com but it's not very 'babyish' in the sense of bunnies, teddy bears, bouncing frogs and whatnot.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Sometimes it's a situation like Disney, where the book has been turned into a cartoon that is viewed as "babyish;" sometimes it's a book like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, where parents think that because the movie is OK for their child, so too are the books.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Many seven to 11-year-olds revile her because she is a "babyish" reminder of their early childhood.

    December 20th, 2005

  • Two or three years later these games are apt to seem "babyish" to a child and to lose interest for him.

    Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium

  • It is considered "babyish," however, to resort to this unless there is some very good reason.

    Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium

  • "If you start doing that kind of babyish thing again, I'll sit on you and bounce up and down till you cry for mercy, " said Diana.

    The Rockingdown Mystery

  • If the present goverment is 'babyish', then how about gracing us with an adjective for the now dead-and-buried ex MLP goverments!

    timesofmalta.com

  • But in my twelfth year, I felt it was "babyish", and had my mom cut it to my shoulders during Easter vacation.

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  • And it is definitely growing with him, it doesn't look 'babyish'.

    ohdeedoh

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