Definition of bubbe in English:

bubbe

noun

  • A grandmother; an elderly woman.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Israel Zangwill (1864–1926), writer and advocate of Jewish causes. From Yiddish bobe grandmother from a Slavonic language. In some forms influenced by English -y.

Pronunciation

bubbe

/ˈbʊbə//ˈbʊbi//ˈbʌbə/