a woman's scarf, often triangular, used as a hood with two of the ends tied under the chin.
an elderly Russian woman, especially an elderly grandmother.
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How to use babushka in a sentence
He referred to this risky state of affairs as “the babushka-with-uranium-in-the-chicken-shed” problem.Fired From Los Alamos for Pushing Obama's Nuclear Agenda | Center for Public Integrity | July 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.
She moved closer to the old woman, and said affably: "babushka Stepanida, there is something I have been wanting to ask you."
There sat the babushka Stepanida, a black figure in her black shawl, gaunt and shrivelled.
Ask the babushka's forgiveness,” he said, “and don't you ever do it again; I saw you take the apple.Where Love Is There God Is Also | Lyof N. Tolstoi
British Dictionary definitions for babushka
a headscarf tied under the chin, worn by Russian peasant women
(in Russia) an old woman
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