1690s, from French babouche, from Arabic babush, from Persian papush, from pa “foot” (related to Avestan pad-, see foot (n.)) + posh “covering.” Arabic, lacking a -p-, regularly converts -p- in foreign words to -b-.
Mouley came shuffling up in his babouche slippers and we both ordered another schooner of beer.
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a wooden grating used by Indians in South America for roasting and drying food.
a female given name, form of Barbara. abbreviated form of Bab ed-Din. Contemporary Examples And, who does Babs think has been her core audience all these years? Streisand’s Gay Sex Problem, and the Death of the Gay Icon Tim Teeman May 22, 2014 Tucked into the couch next to Babs and the gang, Obama oozes […]
Roger Ward, 1875–1967, U.S. statistician and businessman. Contemporary Examples And as this map shows, there are now five Soofas in Boston proper as well as two in the suburb of Babson. Parks and Regeneration The Daily Beast November 2, 2014 Historical Examples Babson was less jocular with Una than with the bouncing girls who were […]
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