B b


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bah-boo]
    • /ˈbɑ bu/
    • /ˈbɑː.buː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bah-boo]
    • /ˈbɑ bu/

Definitions of babu word

  • noun babu (in India) a title or form of address more or less equivalent to Mr, placed before a person's full name or after his first name 3
  • noun babu in India, a title equivalent to Mr. or sir used in addressing a man who is a Hindu 3
  • noun babu in India, an indigenous clerk who can write English 3
  • noun babu a Hindu title of address equivalent to Sir, Mr., or Esquire. 1
  • noun babu a Hindu gentleman. 1
  • noun babu a native Indian clerk who can write English. 1

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Origin of babu

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80, babu is from the Hindi word bābū

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Parts of speech for Babu


babu popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

babu usage trend in Literature

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