Definition of Babine
1 : an Athapaskan people closely related to or a subdivision of the Carriers and living in central British Columbia
2 : a member of the Babine people
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of babine
French, literally, thick-lipped person, thick lip — more at baboon
First Known Use: 1861
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Babine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).