noun ba·bush·ka \bə-ˈbüsh-kə, -ˈbsh-, ba-\

Definition of BABUSHKA

a :  a usually triangularly folded kerchief for the head
b :  a head covering (as a scarf) resembling a babushka
:  an elderly Russian woman

Examples of BABUSHKA

  1. <an elderly Russian woman with a babushka>

Illustration of BABUSHKA

Origin of BABUSHKA

Russian, grandmother, diminutive of baba old woman
First Known Use: 1938

Related to BABUSHKA

Other Clothing Terms

brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator


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