B b


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bey-bee]
    • /ˈbeɪ bi/
    • /ˈbeɪ.bi.hʊd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bey-bee]
    • /ˈbeɪ bi/

Definitions of babyhood word

  • uncountable noun babyhood Your babyhood is the period of your life when you were a baby. 3
  • noun plural babyhood an infant or very young child. 1
  • noun plural babyhood a newborn or very young animal. 1
  • noun plural babyhood the youngest member of a family, group, etc. 1
  • noun plural babyhood an immature or childish person. 1
  • noun plural babyhood a human fetus. 1

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Origin of babyhood

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at babe, -y2

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Parts of speech for Babyhood


babyhood popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

babyhood usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for babyhood

noun babyhood

  • childhood — A person's childhood is the period of their life when they are a child.
  • infant — a child during the earliest period of its life, especially before he or she can walk; baby.
  • infancy — the state or period of being an infant; very early childhood, usually the period before being able to walk; babyhood.
  • youth — the condition of being young.

Antonyms for babyhood

noun babyhood

  • adolescence — Adolescence is the period of your life in which you develop from being a child into being an adult.
  • adulthood — Adulthood is the state of being an adult.

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