babka

Alternative Spellings

bobka

Definitions

  • "A loaf type coffee cake" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "My grandma makes the best babka!"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

באַבקע babke

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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