Definition of babushka
1a : a usually triangularly folded kerchief for the headb : a head covering (such as a scarf) resembling a babushka
2 : an elderly Russian woman
Examples of babushka in a Sentence
an elderly Russian woman with a babushka
Recent Examples of babushka from the Web
All languages borrow words from other languages — Americans may recognize agitprop, sputnik, babushka or cosmonaut.
Wearing a scarlet knot of lipstick like a Matryoshka doll, with her hair frequently wrapped in a babushka scarf, her appearance — like her clothes — is a million miles from that of Rubchinskiy’s.
And just in case one quest wasn’t enough for you, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn embeds quests inside your quests, like a Russian babushka doll.
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Origin and Etymology of babushka
Russian, grandmother, diminutive of baba old woman
First Known Use: 1938See Words from the same year
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