Origin of babushka
Related Words for babushkakerchief, mantle, veil, shawl, bonnet, protector, hat, wimple, purdah, cowl, yashmak, mantilla, coif, capuchin, handkerchief, scarf, bandanna, hankie, capuche, headrail
Examples from the Web for babushka
Historical Examples of babushka
“Take me back, Babushka,” I could hear his shaken voice imploring.The Prairie Mother
Alexandra Ivanovna shuddered, and asked: "Babushka, at whom are you cawing?"
She's called Matushkin, because my babushka is no babushka to her, but is her matushka.
“I will pay you for it, babushka,” he said to the old woman.
Ask the babushka's forgiveness,” he said, “and don't you ever do it again; I saw you take the apple.
Word Origin for babushka
type of head covering for women, 1938, from Russian babushka "grandmother."