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1Characteristic of or befitting a baby; having features associated with a baby; baby-like.
2Depreciative Specifically depreciative. Unduly childish; babyish, infantile; immature.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas More (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr. From babe + -ish.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.