Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being a baby; babyhood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being a baby; the personality of an infant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being a baby; the personality of an infant.

Etymologies

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From baby +‎ -ship.

Examples

  • But it was aggravating, wasn't it, Johnnie, "turning to his babyship," to give mamma's darling a very, very horrible name, and have water poured on his sweet little head by a naughty, wicked, Irish Romish priest.

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

  • Her baby must have enough clothes, and these clothes must be kept clean, fresh and dainty, for his pure, sweet babyship.

    The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)

  • "Why, laws, honey, 'bout de debblish plot as my lordship and dat whited saltpeter and de shamwalley plotted ag'in her -- ag'in her, my own dear babyship -- ladyship, I meant to say."

    Self-Raised

  • And you her a-plotting of your deblish plots agin my own dear babyship -- I mean my ladyship, as is like my own dear baby!

    Self-Raised

  • I dunno nuffin 'bout my poor dear babyship -- ladyship, I mean; only my head is so 'fused!

    Self-Raised

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