babying

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

babying

  1. present participle of baby

Noun[edit]

babying (plural babyings)

  1. The act of coddling or pampering somebody.
    • 1976, Jean Rikhoff, The sweetwater, page 159:
      She thought that if she had been beautiful instead of so plain then she might have made out better, but the plainness perhaps went the worst against her; it worked together with the babyings from an Indian; []