babka

Pronunciations

babka (BAHB-kuh) listen
babke (BAHB-keh) listen

Definitions

  • n. "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
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      bobka

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