babu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi बाबू (bābū).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

babu (plural babus)

  1. A Hindu title of respect, equivalent to Mr.; hence, a Hindu gentleman or official.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘His Chance in Life’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 57:
      The Babu put on his cap and quietly dropped out of the window

Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

babu

  1. housemaid

See also[edit]


Shabo[edit]

Adjective[edit]

babu

  1. two

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

babu (needs class)

  1. grandfather (from either side)

Yindjibarndi[edit]

Noun[edit]

babu

  1. father