babu


ba·bu

noun, often attributive \ˈbä-(ˌ)bü\

Definition of BABU

1
:  a Hindu gentleman —a form of address corresponding to Mr.
2
a :  an Indian clerk who writes English
b often disparaging :  an Indian having some education in English

Variants of BABU

ba·bu also ba·boo \ˈbä-(ˌ)bü\

Origin of BABU

Hindi bābū, literally, father
First Known Use: 1776

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