- an old Russian woman or grandmother
- a kerchief or scarf worn on the head by a woman or girl and tied under the chin
Origin of babushkaRuss, grandmother, diminutive of baba, old woman, origin, originally ; from baby talk: so named as frequent garb of old women
A woman's headscarf, folded triangularly and worn tied under the chin.
Origin of babushkaRussian, grandmother, diminutive of baba, old woman.
From Russian ба́бушка (bábuška, “grandmother, granny”), diminutive of ба́ба (bába, “old woman”).