Definition of Babushka

1. Noun. A woman's headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chin; worn by Russian peasant women.

Generic synonyms: Headscarf



Definition of Babushka

1. Noun. An old woman ¹

2. Noun. A woman’s headscarf, tied under the chin (''this sense does not occur in Russian'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Babushka

1. a woman's scarf [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Babushka

babooshkas
babouche
babouches
baboushka
baboushkas
babu
babuche
babuches
babudom
babudoms
babuism
babuisms
babul
babuls
babus
babushka (current term)
babushkas
baby's bed
baby's breath
baby's dummy
baby's room
baby's tears
baby-boom generation
baby-care
baby-faced
baby-jumper
baby-killer
baby-killers
baby-like

Literary usage of Babushka

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1. The Little Grandmother of the Russian Revolution: Reminiscences and Letters by Alice Stone Blackwell (1917)
"... ringing Over steppe and mountain, bringing, Holy mother of the free, Millions more thy sons to be. babushka the Beloved, What death can silence thee ? ..."

2. Inside the Russian Revolution by Rheta Childe Dorr (1917)
"They brought babushka back to Petrograd in the first rush. They gave her a reception at the station such as no crowned head in Europe ever had, ..."

3. The Russian Empire, Its People, Institutions and Resources by August Haxthausen, Robert Farie (1856)
"he would be liberated with a small punishment, but that otherwise the babushka would soon find out the culprit. Before she commenced her manœuvres the ..."

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