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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr' [syn: babu, baboo]

Merriam Webster's

also baboo noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Hindi b?b?, literally, father Date: 1776 1. a Hindu gentleman a form of address corresponding to Mr. 2. a. an Indian clerk who writes English b. often disparaging an Indian having some education in English

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also baboo) Ind. 1 a title of respect, esp. to Hindus. 2 derog. formerly, an English-writing Indian clerk. Etymology: Hindi babu

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Baboo Ba"boo, Babu Ba"bu (b[aum]"b[=oo]), n. [Hind. b[=a]b[=u] ] A Hindoo gentleman; a native clerk who writes English; also, a Hindoo title answering to Mr. or Esquire. --Whitworth.



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