Definition of babushka
1a : a usually triangularly folded kerchief for the head
b : a head covering (such as a scarf) resembling a babushka
2a : grandmother Until my own babushka's generation very specific clothes were assigned to specific classes, specific hairstyles distinguishing married from unmarried women.— Francine du Plessix Gray
b : an elderly Russian woman … I jostled among babushkas clutching bags of food for a place on the bus …— Gary Lee
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