a spongelike cake leavened with yeast and often containing raisins, baked in a small mold and then usually soaked with a rum syrup.
Also Baba . (especially in Slavic or Eastern European cultures) an elderly woman or grandmother: In our house lived my parents, my baba—God rest her soul—my three siblings, and me.
Other definitions for baba (2 of 2)
father (also used as a polite term of address for any older man): That's the second lesson my Baba taught me growing up—that consistent hard work is very important and always pays off.
a male spiritual leader (also used as a title with the leader’s name): I devoured hundreds of religious books, including those by many Hindu babas and sadhus.She is a devout follower of Sai Baba, a spiritual leader known for his teachings of love, compassion, and selflessness.
a baby or young child.
- Compare mata.
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How to use baba in a sentence
“Maidan is distinctly separate from the current government,” says baba, a rail-thin man with a long beard who looks like a monk.
“There is no real chain of command in the army,” baba tells me.
“So-called state leaders are not interested in the state,” baba says.
She won’t eat, and every night she cries out in her dreams: ‘baba jan (father), baba jan, protect me.Afghanistan’s Rape Crisis: Villagers Fear U.S.-Backed Militias | Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau | May 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The trilogy follows Kate and baba, two lasses from the Shannon bogs, from convent school to the bright lights of London.
In fact, except for Ramona's help, it would have been a question whether even Alessandro could have made baba work in harness.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Going back we had some long range shots with the 15-inch guns at batteries in rear of Achi baba.
The shells came from Asia and Achi baba:—in a fiery shower, they fell upon the lines of our front trenches.
We have men enough, and good men too, but we are short of pebbles for Goliath of Achi baba.
The upshot of the whole affair is that the enemy still hold a strong line of trenches between us and Achi baba.
British Dictionary definitions for baba
a small cake of leavened dough, sometimes mixed with currants and usually soaked in rum (rum baba)
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