Question by  tribolumen (25)

What is a babushka?


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

"Babushka" is a Russian word whose literal meaning is "grandmother. " In English the word usually refers to a style of headscarf associated with older Russian women.


Answer by  rubycantfail (74)

It's a scarf tied under the chin, associated with older Eastern European women; thus, it's also slang for a grandmother. Kate Bush's song "Babooshka" is about a woman who seduces her husband while disguised as a Russian named Babooshka. Did Kate know the real meaning? Who can say?

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