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babka Syllabification: bab·ka
Pronunciation: /ˈbäbkə/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of babka in English:


A loaf-shaped coffee cake made with sweet yeast dough to which raisins, chocolate, or nuts may be added.
Example sentences
  • Polish Americans have, in addition to the sausage, also contributed staples to American cuisine, including the breakfast roll, bialys, the babka coffeecake, and potato pancakes.
  • Light-footed waitresses pace the floor slinging babka French toast and eggs with kielbasa, and - mostly - plates of pierogi to a mixed crowd of chatty locals.
  • Following the Easter Liturgy, the priest blesses colored eggs, sausage, babka (special Easter bread), and cheese.


Polish, diminutive of baba (see baba1).

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