Definition of babouche in English:


Line breaks: ba|bouche
Pronunciation: /bəˈbuːʃ


  • A heelless slipper, typically in oriental style.
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    • 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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