1690s, from French babouche, from Arabic babush, from Persian papush, from pa "foot" (related to Avestan pad-, see foot (n.)) + posh "covering." Arabic, lacking a -p-, regularly converts -p- in foreign words to -b-.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Related Words for babouche

sandal, mule, pump, clog, scuff, babouche, pantofle

Examples from the Web for babouche

Historical Examples of babouche

  • Mouley came shuffling up in his babouche slippers and we both ordered another schooner of beer.

    I'm a Stranger Here Myself

    Dallas McCord Reynolds