babushka

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

Definition of babushka

  1. 1 a :  a usually triangularly folded kerchief for the head b :  a head covering (as a scarf) resembling a babushka

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1938


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