Ba·bine | \ bəˈbēn \
plural Babine or Babines

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!

First Known Use of Babine

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Babine

French, literally, thick-lipped person, thick lip

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Babine

Statistics for Babine

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Babine

The first known use of Babine was in 1861

See more words from the same year

Comments on Babine

What made you want to look up Babine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the setting in which something occurs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!