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 for babe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Babe \Babe\, n. [Cf. Ir. bab, baban, W. baban, maban.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. An infant; a young child of either sex; a baby.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A doll for children. --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun
           to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held
           the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have
           your own baby it is all so different" [syn: baby, babe,
      2: (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive
         young women [syn: baby, babe, sister]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "babe":
     angel, baby, baby bunting, baby-doll, bambino, bantling, broad,
     buttercup, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, child, child of nature,
     colleen, cutie, dame, damoiselle, damsel, darling, dear, deary,
     demoiselle, doll, dove, duck, duckling, dupe, filly, frail, gal,
     girl, girlie, heifer, hick, hon, honey, honey bunch, honey child,
     hoyden, incubator baby, infant, ingenue, innocent, jeune fille,
     jill, junior miss, lamb, lambkin, lass, lassie, little angel,
     little darling, little missy, lout, love, lover, mademoiselle,
     maid, maiden, mere child, mewling infant, miss, missy, neonate,
     newborn, newborn babe, noble savage, nursling, nymphet, oaf,
     papoose, pet, petkins, piece, precious, precious heart, preemie,
     premature baby, preschooler, puling infant, romp, rube, schoolgirl,
     schoolmaid, schoolmiss, simple soul, skirt, slip, snookums, subdeb,
     subdebutante, subteen, subteener, suckling, sugar, sweet,
     sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweets, teenybopper, toddler,
     tomato, tomboy, unsophisticate, virgin, weanling, wench, yearling,
     yokel, young creature, young thing

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     used of children generally (Matt. 11:25; 21:16; Luke 10:21; Rom.
     2:20). It is used also of those who are weak in Christian faith
     and knowledge (1 Cor. 3:1; Heb. 5:13; 1 Pet. 2:2). In Isa. 3:4
     the word "babes" refers to a succession of weak and wicked
     princes who reigned over Judah from the death of Josiah downward
     to the destruction of Jerusalem.

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  BABE or BABY, n.  A misshapen creature of no particular age, sex, or
  condition, chiefly remarkable for the violence of the sympathies and
  antipathies it excites in others, itself without sentiment or emotion. 
  There have been famous babes; for example, little Moses, from whose
  adventure in the bulrushes the Egyptian hierophants of seven centuries
  before doubtless derived their idle tale of the child Osiris being
  preserved on a floating lotus leaf.
              Ere babes were invented
              The girls were contended.
              Now man is tormented
      Until to buy babes he has squandered
      His money.  And so I have pondered
              This thing, and thought may be
              'T were better that Baby
      The First had been eagled or condored.
                                                                 Ro Amil

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