Babying
Baby Ba"by, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Babied} (b[=a]"b[=e]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Babying}.] To treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to fondle. --Young. [1913 Webster]

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  • babying — ba·by || beɪbɪ n. infant, very young child; honey, sweetie (term of endearment); childish person (Slang) v. spoil, indulge; treat like a baby adj. tiny, miniature, dwarf; babyish; pertaining to or resembling a baby …   English contemporary dictionary

  • baby — I. noun (plural babies) Etymology: Middle English, from babe Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) an extremely young child; especially infant (2) an extremely young animal b. the youngest of a group …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indulge — indulge, pamper, humor, spoil, baby, mollycoddle mean to show undue favor or attention to a person or his desires. Indulge implies weakness or compliance in gratifying another s wishes or desires, especially those which have no claim to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indulgence — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Humoring] Syn. coddling, pampering, petting, overweening attention, fondling, babying, spoiling, placating, pleasing, toadying, favoring, kowtowing, gratifying, catering to. 2. [Forbearance] Syn. allowance, lenience,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Babied — Baby Ba by, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Babied} (b[=a] b[=e]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Babying}.] To treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to fondle. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baby — Ba by, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Babied} (b[=a] b[=e]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Babying}.] To treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to fondle. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indulge — verb (indulged; indulging) Etymology: Latin indulgēre to be complaisant Date: circa 1623 transitive verb 1. a. to give free rein to b. to take unrestrained pleasure in ; gratify 2. a. to yield t …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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