babe in arms

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English

Noun[edit]

babe in arms (plural babes in arms)

  1. (idiomatic) An infant.
    He was still a babe in arms, when his father died overseas.

Adjective[edit]

babe in arms (not comparable)

  1. A likeness to an infant being cradled in the arms of a parent or caretaker.