babu

noun, often attributive
ba·bu | \ˈbä-(ˌ)bü \
variants: or less commonly baboo

Definition of babu 

1 : a Hindu gentleman a form of address corresponding to Mr.

2a : an Indian clerk who writes English

b often disparaging : an Indian having some education in English

First Known Use of babu

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for babu

Hindi bābū, literally, father

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