bubu

[ boo-boo ]
/ ˈbu bu /

noun

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Definition for bubus (2 of 2)

boubou

or bu·bu

[ boo-boo ]
/ ˈbu bu /

noun

a long, loose-fitting, brightly colored garment worn by both sexes in parts of Africa.

Origin of boubou

1960–65; < French < Malinke bubu
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British Dictionary definitions for bubus (1 of 2)

bubu
/ (ˈbuːbuː) /

noun

a variant spelling of boubou

British Dictionary definitions for bubus (2 of 2)

boubou

bubu

/ (ˈbuːbuː) /

noun

a long flowing garment worn by men and women in Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and some other parts of Africa

Word Origin for boubou

a native name in Mali
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