babyface

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See also: baby face

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

baby +‎ face

Noun[edit]

babyface (plural babyfaces)

  1. Alternative form of baby face
    • 1961, Robert A[nson] Heinlein, chapter VI, in Stranger in a Strange Land, New York, N.Y.: Ace Books, published August 2018, →ISBN:
      The smooth babyface of the man in the chair broke into a shy smile; he looked at the camera and said, "Hello, folks. Excuse me for sitting down. I'm still weak."
    • 1989, Bruce Lincoln, “The Dialectics of Symbolic Inversion”, in Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification, Oxford, Oxfordshire; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, part III (Classification), page 158:
      [Jim] Freedman began his analysis by noting two important facts about professional wrestling: First, that heels triumph considerably more often than do babyfaces and, second, that they triumph by different means, relying on secret holds, sly managers, secret weapons, and illegal maneuvers, whereas babyfaces trust to their physical abilities and athletic training alone.
    • 2007 October, Dave Batista [i.e., Dave Bautista]; with Jeremy Roberts, “Evolution”, in Batista Unleashed, New York, N.Y.: Pocket Books, →ISBN, page 127:
      A babyface’s success depends a great deal on the heels he’s facing. It’s all in how you make them look. A good heel will make your babyface look like Superman.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From baby (baby) +‎ face (face), from English baby face.

Noun[edit]

babyface n (singular definite babyfacet, plural indefinite babyfaces or babyfacer)

  1. A face resembling that of a baby; a youthful face, a baby face.
  2. A person having such a face, a baby face.

Inflection[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English baby face.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeː.biˌfeːs/
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  • Hyphenation: ba‧by‧face

Noun[edit]

babyface m or n (plural babyfaces, diminutive babyfaceje n)

  1. baby face