[buh-boosh-kuh, -boosh-]
a woman's scarf, often triangular, used as a hood with two of the ends tied under the chin.
an elderly Russian woman, especially an elderly grandmother.

1935–40; < Russian bábushka grandmother, equivalent to báb(a) old woman + -ushka diminutive suffix Unabridged
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babushka (bəˈbuːʃkə)
1.  a headscarf tied under the chin, worn by Russian peasant women
2.  (in Russia) an old woman
[Russian: grandmother, from baba old woman]

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Word Origin & History

type of head covering for women, 1938, from Rus. babushka "grandmother."
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Example sentences
She wore a mid-calf navy skirt, a white shirt, a green-and-yellow babushka.
She was dressed only in several layers of sweaters, a babushka and hand-sewn cloth gloves.
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