- 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 headscarf, folded triangularly and tied under the chin, traditionally worn by women in eastern Europe.
- An elderly Russian or Polish woman, especially one who is a grandmother.
Origin of babushkaRussian grandmother diminutive of baba old woman
From Russian ба́бушка (bábuška, “grandmother, granny”), diminutive of ба́ба (bába, “old woman”).