babushka


ba·bush·ka

noun \bə-ˈbüsh-kə, -ˈbsh-, ba-\

Definition of BABUSHKA

1
a :  a usually triangularly folded kerchief for the head
b :  a head covering (as a scarf) resembling a babushka
2
:  an elderly Russian woman

Examples of BABUSHKA

  1. <an elderly Russian woman with a babushka>

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Origin of BABUSHKA

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

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Other Clothing Terms

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

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