a person who is young, naivee, or lacks the needed experience to do well in a situation. This is usually said when the person is most likely to fail or struggle. People can gain experience or become jaded and lose this trait.
person one: hey did you see the new guy?
person two: yeah he said he was going to talk to HR about the soda machine!
person one: he is definatly a babe in the woods, he'll learn or get a new job.