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[babz] /bæbz/
a female given name, form of Barbara.


[bahb] /bɑb/
abbreviated form of Bab ed-Din. Unabridged
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  • He too had seen, with a blurred returning consciousness, the dwindling figures of Babs and Polter.

    Beyond the Vanishing Point Raymond King Cummings
  • I'll tell you all about it, Babs, if you ask me when we are going to bed to-night.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Babs caught at it wildly, and found herself lifted down and placed on the floor in safety.

  • "I do like spiders when they are very, very fat," sounded Babs' voice across the room.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • There was Babs Deane, his secretary, with her eyes very bright.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • "Yes, of course it's me," said Babs, in her matter-of-fact voice.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • "Sutton says that husbands always scold their wives," said Babs.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for Babs


the. title of Mirza Ali Mohammed 1819–50, Persian religious leader: founded Babism; executed as a heretic of Islam
Word Origin
from Persian bāb gate, from Arabic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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