babe in the woods

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A person who is innocent, naive, inexperienced, or helpless.

Etymology:

  • From the ballad "The Children in the Wood"
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'babe in the woods':

Babe in the WoodsSomeone, who is inexperienced in many matters of life and has the habit of trusting others very quickly
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