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Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːbɑː
 
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(also rum baba)

noun

A small, rich sponge cake, typically soaked in rum-flavoured syrup: the cooked babas are hollowed out and filled with confectioners' custard
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  • 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

via French from Polish, literally 'married peasant woman'.

Words that rhyme with baba

rebar • heelbar • Finbar

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːbɑː
 
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noun

Indian informal
1Father (often as a proper name or as a familiar form of address): ‘Baba and I have squabbled.’
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  • 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?’
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  • 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: Balyogi Baba was reputed to have been standing on one leg for eight years
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  • Not surprisingly, the one-armed baba and other members of the militant ascetic Juna Akhara sect are big fans of the Ram temple.
  • Ghani's life takes a turn when he falls in love with a medico, Indu, living in an ashram there, run by a baba.
  • My father later explained that it was about this Baba (holy man) who would supposedly materialize objects from thin air.
2A child, especially a male one: Remove the paper whenever you are ready, baba.’
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  • 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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