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  • noun Plural form of babushka.


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  • There were dusty moldings and plaster garlands high along the peeling plaster walls, and velvet czarist drapes rotting around a view of some damp little park where old women in babushkas, so gnarled and hunched our own society would have had them on the junk heap, swept the dirt paths with brooms that were just twigs tied to sticks.

    Licks of Love in the Heart of the Cold War

  • Aren't headscarves called babushkas in East Central Europe?

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  • So many of my Muslim American friends stopped going out for months, removed their hijabs (head coverings once called "babushkas" in the 1970s), or draped their heritage flags around their car hoods.

    Ray Hanania: Malkin, Rachael Ray and the Real Symbols of Hatred in America

  • Straigthforward black-and-white compositions mirror the photographer's own approach as he banters with babushkas and farmer's daughters alike, playfully teasing subjects who often respond with a blunt, mordant humor.

    Waking Lives, Dream States

  • For around €80 a night, guests can sleep in simple, pine-clad rooms, dine on comfort food such as borscht in the canteen and be treated to mud baths and mineral soaks, administered in ancient cast-iron tubs by stern babushkas.

    Latvia's Burgeoning Spa Scene

  • At our hotel, the Park Hyatt, syrniki arrived at the table studded with raisins and thick with cheese that retained its natural, curdy consistency, while at Vogue Café they were raisin-less, whipped and smoothed into delicate discs few Russian babushkas would recognize.

    Beyond Blini

  •   At our bus stop, the exploding babushkas cast icicles at us standing among them, imaginatively naked in the March frost, dispassionately knowing we so irregular were but a pogrom away from baby Jesus.


  • They stop into Louise's little shop, tell her their kids are here, more on the way, Harvey admiring the Amethyst pendants while Julianne and Louise stare at the ascending rows of Matryoshka dolls that look like rainbows crashed into armless women wearing babushkas.


  • In the markets babushkas, old women wrapped in layers of cardigans, sat stoic and quiet, stout legs splayed from calf-length floral skirts, with their meager home-grown produce on the pavement before them.

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  • War and hunger are the two words we hear everywhere: in our classrooms, in our news, in the conversations of babushkas on the benches of our courtyard.

    A Mountain of Crumbs


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  • JM reckons babushkas are full of themselves.

    May 31, 2011