Meaning of babe in the woods in English:

babe in the woods

Translate babe in the woods into Spanish


  • An innocent or naive person, especially one in a difficult or dangerous environment.

    ‘she was no babe in the woods and knew exactly what she was doing’
    • ‘he knows how to handle himself in NY, unlike we mere babes in the wood who live here in Seattle’
    • ‘Compared to her, I was a babe in the woods.’
    • ‘But we're babes in the woods when it comes to knowing what's going on with our system.’
    • ‘I'm not a babe in the woods, and I know very well that saying these things is taboo in American political culture.’
    • ‘When we start moving to complex systems, such as management of very large information spaces or air traffic control, we are still babes in the woods.’
    • ‘These individuals may be babes in the woods, but their sincerity and eagerness to please makes them so lovable that people rarely take too much advantage of them.’
    • ‘I am a babe in the woods when it comes to this kind of thing, but I am inspired to explore, even if it comes to nothing and I move onto another idea next week.’
    • ‘These are not twelve-year-old babes in the woods - 76 percent of them are seventeen or eighteen years old.’


    With reference to the traditional tale Babes in the Wood, in which two children are abandoned in a wood.