Baba



a spongelike cake leavened with yeast and often containing raisins, baked in a small mold and then usually soaked with a rum syrup.
Contemporary Examples

A group of top officers gathered inside baba Amr to make a final call.
Baba Amr’s Last Stand: The Final Days of the Syrian Rebel Stronghold Katie Paul March 4, 2012

They produce a harried stand-up segment in front of the baba Amr media center, where Colvin and Ochlik later died.
Syrian Rebels Caught Embellishing on Tape Mike Giglio March 26, 2012

The trilogy follows Kate and baba, two lasses from the Shannon bogs, from convent school to the bright lights of London.
The 12 Best Irish Novels for St. Patrick’s Day Allen Barra March 16, 2013

More recently, Carrey seems stuck on a recurring character he calls “baba.”
Jim Carrey’s Graffiti Rebellion Chris Lee October 2, 2011

She won’t eat, and every night she cries out in her dreams: ‘baba jan (father), baba jan, protect me.
Afghanistan’s Rape Crisis: Villagers Fear U.S.-Backed Militias Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau May 21, 2013

Historical Examples

He glanced at Carmena’s motionless figure, standing by baba.
Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson

The baba Yaga gave him food and drink, and bid him set about his business.
Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston

At the corner of the rue baba stands the Maison Sverin, with its board announcing furnished flats to let.
To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick

There stood a hut, and in it sat weaving the baba Yaga, the Bony-shanks.
Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston

So have I apportioned to thee thy work, to baba Mustapha his; reserving to myself the work that is mine!’
The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete George Meredith

noun
a small cake of leavened dough, sometimes mixed with currants and usually soaked in rum (rum baba)
n.

kind of plum cake, 1827, from French baba (19c.), said by French etymology dictionaries to be from Polish baba.

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