babushka babushka  /bə ˈbʊʃ kə/


  • (n) a woman's headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chin; worn by Russian peasant women


  1. Their sentimentality and love of children the obsessive way in which a babushka watches a child in a playground to make sure its rump never touches the snow.
  2. The girl in the flowered babushka looked like an easy mark.
  3. Though Savitskaya's orbital duties reflect traditional Soviet ideas as to where a woman's place is, she seems to welcome the babushka role.


  • Indiana, PA - Indiana County

    To my 6-year-old eyes, she seemed ancient, with her withered, white face and wisps of gray hair escaping her tightly tied babushka.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: The Indiana Gazette

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