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Babe is a slang term of endearment. Merriam-Webster states that the word is of Middle English origin, and the first recorded use was in the 14th century. The term may also refer to:


In sports[edit]

  • Babe Ruth (1895–1948), American Major League baseball player
  • Babe Zaharias (1911–1956), American multi-sport female athlete, née Didrikson
  • Babe Adams (1882–1968), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Babe Barna (1917-1972), American Major League Baseball left fielder
  • Babe Borton (1888–1954), Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Babe Clark, American football player
  • Babe Dahlgren (1912-1996), American Major League Baseball infielder who replaced Lou Gehrig
  • Babe Dye (1898–1962), Canadian professional ice hockey forward
  • Babe Ellison (1895-1955), Major League Baseball player
  • Babe Frump (1901-1979), American offensive guard in the National Football League
  • Babe Herman (1903–1987), American Major League Baseball right fielder
  • Jacquelyn Kelley (1926-1988), member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
  • Babe Laufenberg (born 1959), American retired National Football League quarterback
  • Babe Martin (born 1920), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Babe McCarthy (1923-1975), American professional and collegiate basketball coach
  • Babe Parilli (born 1929), American quarterback in the National, American, and Canadian Football Leagues
  • Babe Parnell (1901-1982), American football player
  • Babe Pinelli (1895–1984), American third baseman and umpire in Major League Baseball
  • Babe Pratt (1916–1988), Canadian ice hockey defenseman
  • Babe Siebert (1904-1939), Canadian National Hockey League player


  • Babe London (1901–1980), American actress and comedian
  • Babe Paley (1915–1978), American socialite and style icon
  • Babe Russin (1911–1984), American jazz saxophonist
  • Oliver Hardy (1892–1957), American comic actor sometimes billed as Babe Hardy early in his career



Other uses[edit]

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