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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of head covering for women, 1938, from Russian babushka "grandmother."


n. 1 An old woman. 2 A woman’s headscarf, tied under the chin. 3 Russian doll, matryoshka (''mistranslation'')


n : a woman's headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chine; worn by Russian peasant women


Babushka or baboushka or babooshka (from , meaning " grandmother" or "elderly woman") may refer to:

  • "Babooshka" (song), a 1980 song by Kate Bush
  • Babushka Lady is a nickname for an unknown woman who might have photographed the events of the President John F. Kennedy assassination
  • Babushka Adoption Foundation, a charitable non-governmental organization based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Baboushka and the Three Kings, a story
  • Buranovskiye Babushki, a Russian ethno-pop band containing eight elderly women from Buranovo, Udmurtia
  • Headscarf, an Anglicised term for a Russian woman's babushka-type headwear
  • Catherine Breshkovsky nicknamed Babushka, a Russian revolutionary
  • Matryoshka doll, babushka doll is a commonly used name

Usage examples of "babushka".

Deda and Babushka had told her of the unrest around the time of the Revolution of 1917, when they went just west of the Ural Mountains to live in a village whose name Tatiana could never remember.

Placing her large hand on his, she pursed her lips and nodded, in a way that showed Tatiana that Babushka knew things and was keeping them to herself.

And Deda, who loved Babushka more than a woman deserved to be loved by a man, would bow his head, let her vent her feelings, say nothing, but the following month be back carrying more cans of ham.

Deda and Babushka went to sit on the couch to give the soldiers more room at the table.

Mama, Dasha, Deda, and Babushka all stared at Tatiana with confusion and remorse, as if, one, they had been surprised she could speak and, two, they were sorry for saying grown-up things in the presence of a child.

Dasha, Mama, and Babushka looked at the shape of the glued paper on the window.

August, a few days before Tatiana was to come home, Deda and Babushka came to tell Tatiana they were leaving Leningrad.

Pasha back, had she not joined the volunteers and walked off God knows where and got blown up and had her leg broken, she and Dasha would have left with Deda and Babushka for Molotov.

TB a few days earlier, and when the Germans burned Dubrovka, Babushka Maya escaped to the city.

Mama and Babushka brought the canned goods, the cereals and the grains, soap and salt and vodka into the rooms, stacking it all in the corners and in the hallway behind the sofa.

Only Babushka Maya, unshakable to the last, kept quiet and continued to paint.

Dasha, Marina, and Babushka were squeezed around the table, all devouring Alexander with their eyes, all except Tatiana, who was standing in the doorway, her hands full of cups and saucers.

Not from the night, not from Mama or Papa, not from Deda and Babushka, far away, not from Babushka Maya, too old to care, not from Marina, who knew too much without knowing anything, not from Dimitri, who was mired in his own hell, and certainly not from Alexander, the impossible, maddening, unforgivable Alexander.

Dasha, Alexander, Marina, Mama, and Babushka all arguing heatedly inside the room.

She glared at Babushka, who sat quietly, chewed her bread, and said nothing.