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1. A headscarf, folded triangularly and tied under the chin, traditionally worn by women in eastern Europe.
2. An elderly Russian or Polish woman, especially one who is a grandmother.

[Russian, grandmother, diminutive of baba, old woman.]


1. (Clothing & Fashion) a headscarf tied under the chin, worn by Russian peasant women
2. (in Russia) an old woman
[Russian: grandmother, from baba old woman]


(bəˈbʊʃ kə, -ˈbuʃ-)

n., pl. -kas.
a woman's head scarf, shaped or folded in a triangle, worn with two ends tied under the chin.
[1935–40; < Russian bábushka grandmother, diminutive of bába]


A Russian word meaning grandmother, used to mean an old woman or a type of headscarf.
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Noun1.babushka - a woman's headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chinbabushka - a woman's headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chin; worn by Russian peasant women
headscarf - a kerchief worn over the head and tied under the chin
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