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Babu   Listen
noun
Babu, Baboo  n.  A Hindu gentleman; a native clerk who writes English; also, a Hindu title equivalent to the English Mr. or Esquire.






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"Babu" Quotes from Famous Books



... what a bailiff looked like in the lifetime of her first husband, or her second either. Then at the sound of a pudgy blow upon a table, or high abusive accents in the rapid elaborate cadences of the domiciled East Indian tongue, Hari Babu would glance at Gobind Babu with a careful smile, for the manager-sahib who dispensed so much galli* was now ...
— The Path of a Star • Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)

... British, and eight Germans this time. One big, handsome, dignified Mussulman wouldn't eat his biscuit because he was in the same compartment as a Hindu, and the Hindu wouldn't eat his because the Mussulman had handed it to him. The Babu I called in to interpret was very angry with both, and called the M. a fool-man, and explained to us that he was telling them that in England "Don't care Mussulman, don't care Hindu"—only in Hindustan, and that if the ...
— Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915 • Anonymous



Words linked to "Babu" :   adult male, man



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