Definition of babouche in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈbo͞oSH/


A heelless slipper, typically in oriental style.
Example sentences
  • There are displays of grinders for argan oil, pots, daggers and ceremonial babouches or slippers.
  • It is decked out in camel-boned ice buckets, babouche slippers, sequin-edged curtains and artworks by Bridget Riley.
  • For small items - babouche shoes, bronze, leatherware, bowls or small items of marquetry for instance - it is fine to set out on you own.


Late 17th century: from French, from Arabic bābūj, Persian pāpūš, literally 'foot covering'.

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Syllabification: ba·bouche

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