An old Russian woman or grandmother.
A woman's headscarf, folded triangularly and worn tied under the chin.
A kerchief or scarf worn on the head by a woman or girl and tied under the chin.
An old woman.
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”).