Babe-in-the-woods meaning

(idiomatic) A person who is innocent, naive, inexperienced, or helpless.
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The definition of a babe in the woods is an infant, a gullible person or is slang for an attractive woman.

A newborn baby born two weeks ago is an example of a babe in the woods.

A person who falls for any trick and believes any story no matter how silly is an example of a babe in the woods.

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Origin of babe-in-the-woods

  • From the ballad "The Children in the Wood"

    From Wiktionary