ba·​ba ˈbä-(ˌ)bä How to pronounce baba (audio)
variants or baba au rhum
plural babas or babas au rhum
: a rich cake soaked in a rum and sugar syrup

Word History


French, from Polish, literally, old woman

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baba was in 1813

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Cite this Entry

“Baba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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