Babushka meaning

bə-bo͝oshkə
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An old Russian woman or grandmother.
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A woman's headscarf, folded triangularly and worn tied under the chin.
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A kerchief or scarf worn on the head by a woman or girl and tied under the chin.
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An old woman.
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A woman’s headscarf, tied under the chin.
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Russian doll, matryoshka (mistranslation)
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Origin of babushka

  • Russian grandmother diminutive of baba old woman

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian ба́бушка (bábuška, “grandmother, granny”), diminutive of ба́ба (bába, “old woman”).

    From Wiktionary