Learner's definition of BABE
a very young child
a sexually attractive person
— usually used of young women
◊ This sense of babe is very informal and is sometimes considered offensive.
— used as an informal way of addressing a lover, friend, etc.
— used especially by men to address women and by women to address men
◊ This sense of babe is very familiar in tone. Using babe to address someone you do not know well may cause offense.
babe in the woods
a person who is innocent or who lacks experience