An old woman, especially a traditional old woman from an eastern European culture.
A leavened rum cake, usually made with raisins.
Origin of baba
- French baba baba (from Polish old woman, round Easter cake, from the cake's resemblance to a pleated skirt) au with the rhum rum
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- grandmother: many Slavic language (such as Bulgarian, Russian and Polish), Yiddish, Japanese
- father: Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Marathi, Hindi, Bengali, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Yoruba
- baby: Afrikaans, Sinhala