A 2 month old and a 2 year old are each an example of a babe.
A new waiter with no experience is an example of a babe.
Your husband can be an example of a babe; "Can you pick me up after work, babe?"
George Clooney is an example of someone who many people call a babe.
She's a real babe!
Hey, babe, how's about you and me getting together?
Origin of babe
- Middle English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English babe, perhaps a variant of earlier baban or representing Old English *baba (“boy, child”), from Proto-Germanic *babô, reduplicated variant of *ba-, *bō- (“father, brother, close male relation”), related to Old Frisian bobba (“child”), Swedish dialectal babbe (“little boy”), Old High German Babo (a male forename), see boy. Otherwise, origin obscure. Compare mama, dada, papa. Welsh baban (“baby”), believed by Skeat to be a mutated from maban diminutive of mab ("son"), is probably rather a borrowing from the English.