बाबू

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ashokan Prakrit *𑀩𑀸𑀩𑁆𑀩- (*bābba-), imitative of baby talk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

बाबू (bābūm

  1. papa, father
  2. clerk
    सरकारी बाबूsarkārī bābūgovernmental clerk
  3. (polite, to elders) sir, mister