babushka

noun ba·bush·ka \ bə-ˈbüsh-kə , -ˈbu̇sh- , ba- \

Definition of babushka

1 a :a usually triangularly folded kerchief for the head
b :a head covering (such as a scarf) resembling a babushka
2 :an elderly Russian woman

Examples of babushka in a Sentence

  1. an elderly Russian woman with a babushka

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Origin and Etymology of babushka

Russian, grandmother, diminutive of baba old woman

babushka Synonyms

Synonyms
bandanna, do-rag, handkerchief, kerchief, madras, mantilla
Related Words
shawl; hankie (or hanky)

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