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baba

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noun ba·ba \ˈbä-(ˌ)bä, -bə\

Definition of baba

  1. :  a rich cake soaked in a rum and sugar syrup —called also baba au rhum, \-ō-ˈrəm\



Origin of baba

French, from Polish, literally, old woman


First Known Use: 1826

Rhymes with baba


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "baba"


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