plural -s
: thread or thong of sinew, gut, or rawhide

Word History


Canadian French, of Algonquian origin; akin to Micmac ababich cord, Ojibwa assabâbish thread

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of babiche was in 1806

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“Babiche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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