Greek Babulōn (from Hebrew bāḇel), also the name of the mystical city of the Apocalypse. Compare with babel.
noun[mass noun] black English
(Chiefly among Rastafarians) a contemptuous or dismissive term for aspects of white culture seen as degenerate or oppressive, especially the police: praise them for bringing a new rectitude to Babylon
More example sentences
- The Babylon acted swiftly and managed to find one of the suspects by fingerprinting.
- Babylon is like, the society built by white people.
- All people should have dreadlocks because nobody has ever said to wash your hair but Babylon.
1940s: by association with Babylon1.