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baby talk (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) The form of speech used by adults in talking to very young children.
    Synonyms: child-directed speech, motherese, parentese
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter III:
      [...] while not a super-goof like some of the female goofs I'd met, she was quite goofy enough to be going on with. Her whole aspect was that of a girl who at the drop of a hat would start talking baby talk.

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