(also baba au rhum /ō ˈrəm/)
- A small rich sponge cake, typically soaked in rum-flavored syrup.More 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.
early 19th century: via French from Polish, literally 'married peasant woman'.
nounIndian • informal
- 1Father (often as a proper name or as a familiar form of address).More 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).More 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).More example sentences
- The babas (girls and boys) are barely three or four years old.
- But officially sanctioned ‘dating’ and sexual intimacy - na baba na.
from Hindi bābā.