noun, plural ba·bas [bah-buh z; French ba-ba] /ˈbɑ bəz; French baˈba/.
- bab ed-din,
- bab el mandeb,
- baba au rhum,
- baba ghanouj,
- baba ghanoush,
Origin of baba
Examples from the Web for baba
“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|DAILY BEAST
The trilogy follows Kate and Baba, two lasses from the Shannon bogs, from convent school to the bright lights of London.
Baba is baked in a large mould and cut in slices, or in individual cylindrical or baba moulds.Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties|Janet McKenzie Hill
Just at this moment Baba tripped over some small object on the ground.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Then Baba Mustapha revived in briskness, and cried, 'Here the dish!The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete|George Meredith
I will get to papa and baba in the other world, whatever he may say!'The Green Book|Mr Jkai
There stood a hut, and in it sat weaving the Baba Yaga, the Bony-shanks.Russian Fairy Tales|W. R. S. Ralston
Word Origin for baba
kind of plum cake, 1827, from French baba (19c.), said by French etymology dictionaries to be from Polish baba.