bubbe

Alternative Spellings

bubi, bubbee, bubbie, bubby, bobe, bobie, boby, buba, bubba

Definitions

  • grandmother

Example Sentences

  • "My bubbe makes the greatest cabbage soup."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Notes

Also used as a term of endearment for children, like bubbale

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