One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(chiefly Jewish) one's grandmother.
chest, bosom, breastsView synonyms
- ‘Bubbie, my sweet grandmother, was a small woman, barely five feet tall and her candelabra wasn't just a candle holder used for the Sabbath and Hanukkah lights.’
- ‘With everything this devoted bubbie (Yiddish for grandmother) gives to her umpteen offspring, one would think Chaya should have little time for her ‘chicken business,’ but she is very organized and dedicated.’
- ‘Now ladies, I'm not saying we should all follow our bubbies and throw on a babushka - I'm just saying, sometimes a little cover up goes a long way…’
From Yiddish bube ‘grandmother’.
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