baboo vs babu what difference

what is difference between baboo and babu

English

Noun

baboo (plural baboos)

  1. Dated form of babu.
    • 1845, Joachim Hayward Stocqueler, The Hand-book of India (page 219)
      [] and there would be various objections to trusting a native with the purport of such communications, even where some of the baboos, sircars, purvoes, and others of that genus, can converse with sufficient comprehensiveness in English []


English

Alternative forms

  • baboo (dated)

Etymology

From Hindi बाबू (bābū).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑːbuː/

Noun

babu (plural babus)

  1. (India) A Hindu title of respect, equivalent to Mr., usually appended to the surname of a Hindu man [from 18th c.]
    • 1989, Amitav Ghosh, Shadow Lines:
      I could see Kana-babu’s sweet-shop at the end of their lane with absolute clarity.
  2. (India) (Originally) a Hindu gentleman employed to work as a clerk for the colonial administration; now, a clerk or low-ranking government official. [from 19th c.]
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘His Chance in Life’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 57:
      The Babu put on his cap and quietly dropped out of the window
    • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 2 [1]
      Office babus are the real rulers of this country now. Our number’s up. Best thing we can do is to shut up shop and let ’em stew in their own juice.

Derived terms

  • babudom
  • babuism

Indonesian

Noun

babu (first-person possessive babuku, second-person possessive babumu, third-person possessive babunya)

  1. housemaid

See also

  • jongo

Jarawa

Etymology

From Hindi बाबू (bābū). Cognate to Önge babu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /babu/

Noun

babu

  1. official, officer (of the Indian government of the Andamans)

References

  • Kumar, Pramod (2012). Descriptive and Typological Study of Jarawa (PhD). Jawaharlal Nehru University. Page 111, 141, 187.

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbabu]

Noun

babu

  1. accusative/instrumental singular of baba

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

babu (Cyrillic spelling бабу)

  1. accusative singular of baba

Shabo

Adjective

babu

  1. two

Slovak

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbabu]

Noun

babu

  1. accusative singular of baba

Swahili

Pronunciation

Noun

babu (n class, plural babu)

  1. grandfather (from either side)

Coordinate terms

  • bibi

Ternate

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈba.bu]

Verb

babu

  1. (intransitive) to fall

References

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Veps

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *papu. The initial b- was introduced by analogy with Russian боб (bob).

Noun

babu

  1. bean

Inflection

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “боб”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Yindjibarndi

Noun

babu

  1. father

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