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baba 1

Syllabification: ba·ba
Pronunciation: /ˈbäˌbä/
(also baba au rhumō ˈrəm)

noun

A small rich sponge cake, typically soaked in rum-flavored syrup.
Example sentences
  • The rich, light, delicate yeast cake, made from flour, eggs, butter, and sugar, is related to brioche, baba, and savarin.
  • Well, a rum baba and a treacle tart were atypically heavy.
  • Bring soaking liquor to the boil and drop the babas in, rolling them to soak all over and become bloated.

Origin

Early 19th century: via French from Polish, literally 'married peasant woman'.

Words that rhyme with baba

rebar • heelbar • Finbar

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baba 2 Syllabification: ba·ba
Pronunciation:
/ˈbäˌbä/

noun

Indian informal
1Father (often as a proper name or as a familiar form of address).
Example sentences
  • Asked who this man was, the child mumbled proudly ‘Amaar baba (my father).’
  • When face-to-face, he would just call him baba (father).
  • She answered her father fearlessly: ‘Baba Saheb, you still wish to be revenged’.
1.1A respectful form of address for an older man: Sit down, baba, you like tea?”
More example sentences
  • Sit down, baba, you like tea?
  • Note that baba, on its own, can independently refer to an old wise man.
1.2 (often Baba) A holy man (often as a proper name or form of address).
Example sentences
  • I am told he is a mauna baba (a holy man who has taken a vow of silence).
  • It was a framed picture of Shirdi Sai baba with his hand raised in blessing, lean and austere, with a white cloth tied around his head and a trimmed white beard.
  • Pray to Sun God and Sri Raghavendra or Shirdi baba on Thursdays.
2A child, especially a male one (often in names or as an affectionate form of address).
Example sentences
  • The babas (girls and boys) are barely three or four years old.
  • But officially sanctioned ‘dating’ and sexual intimacy - na baba na.

Origin

From Hindi bābā.

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