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babe / bāb/ • n. 1. chiefly poetic/lit. a baby: a babe in arms, less than twelve months old. ∎ fig. an innocent or helpless person: cable TV is no longer a babe in swaddling clothes.2. inf. an affectionate form of address, typically for someone with whom one has a sexual or romantic relationship: I'm the golden boy, babe. ∎  a form of address for a young woman or girl (often considered sexist): oh, babe, waltz with me. ∎  a sexually attractive young woman or girl: he's been pumping up his pecs to impress the babes.


views updated Jun 08 2018

Babe ★★★½ Babe, the Gallant Pig 1995 (G)

Totally charming fable has intelligent piglet Babe being raised by matriarch sheepdog Fly, and learning the art of sheep herding along with his new canine brothers. Farmer Hoggett (Cromwell), Babe's owner by virtue of a winning raffle ticket, sees that he's more than just a ham, and enters them in the world sheep-dog herding championship. Whimsy that never crosses the line into treacle. Four different special effects houses were used to make the barnyard animals talk and walk. Filmed on location in Australia; based on Dick King-Smith's book “The Sheep-Pig.” 91m/C VHS, DVD . AU James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski; D: Chris Noonan; W: Chris Noonan, George Miller; C: Andrew Lesnie; M: Nigel Westlake; V: Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, Hugo Weaving; Nar: Roscoe Lee Browne. Oscars '95: Visual FX; Golden Globes '96: Film—Mus./Comedy; Natl. Soc. Film Critics '95: Film.


views updated May 14 2018

babe see BABY.