Definition of babyship in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbeɪbɪʃɪp/


  • 1 rare Babyhood. Compare "babeship".

    Only attested in dictionaries prior to the mid 19th century.

  • 2With preceding possessive adjective: a mock title of respect given to a baby, especially one considered to be excessively pampered.

    rare before mid 19th century.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Minsheu (c1559–1627), lexicographer. From baby + -ship.