babau

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin balbus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

babau (feminine babaua, masculine plural babaus, feminine plural babaues)

  1. silly

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

babau m (invariable)

  1. ogre
  2. bogeyman

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French baboe, from Latin babalus.

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Adjective[edit]

babau

  1. stupid, idiotic

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Noun[edit]

babau m

  1. (zoology) bug, insect
  2. bogeyman

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

babau f

  1. Alternative form of baboe

Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin babalus.

Adjective[edit]

babau m

  1. foolish, idiotic, stupid

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Tupi mbau.

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Interjection[edit]

babau

  1. used when something is lost forever
    • 1999, Marceu Vieira, Nada, não: e outras crônicas, Mauad, page 68:
      O menino podia descobrir seu segredo, ficar enojado e aí babau _ as pretensões infantis de Heleninha iriam para o brejo.
      The boy could find out her secret, become disgusted and then babau _ little Helen’s childish pretensions would go down the drain.
    • Bernardo Élis, A enxada in 2006 (originally 1976), Alfredo Bosi, O conto brasileiro contemporâneo, Editora Cultrix, page 101:
      A notícia espantou o vigário que, em pessoa, acompanhado de Piano, revirou o porão da casa e rebuscou o quintal. Infelizmente, babau enxada!
      The news surprised the vicar who, in person, accompanied by Piano, combed the house’s basement and searched the backyard. Unfortunately, babau hoe!

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

babau

  1. Alternative form of baubau