Babine

noun Ba·bine \bəˈbēn\

Definition of Babine

plural

Babine

or

Babines

  1. 1 :  an Athapaskan people closely related to or a subdivision of the Carriers and living in central British Columbia

  2. 2 :  a member of the Babine people

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Origin and Etymology of babine

French, literally, thick-lipped person, thick lip — more at baboon


First Known Use: 1861


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