babu

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n babu used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Babu A Hindu gentleman; a native clerk who writes English; also, a Hindu title equivalent to the English Mr. or Esquire.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n babu A Hindu title of address, equivalent to sir or Mr., given to gentlemen, clerks, etc.: formerly applied in some parts of Hindustan to certain persons of distinction. “In Bengal and elsewhere, among Anglo-Indians, it is often used with a slight savor of disparagement, as characterizing a superficially cultivated but too often effeminate Bengali; and from the extensive employment of the class to which the term was applied as a title in the capacity of clerks in English offices, the word has come often to signify ‘a native clerk who writes English.’” Yule and Burnell, Anglo-Ind. Gloss.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. bābū,

Usage

In literature:

He was to tell the tonga Babu afterwards of the Other Man, and the Babu was to make such arrangements as seemed best.
"Plain Tales from the Hills" by Rudyard Kipling
In the evening Aghore Babu came for our English lessons.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
But the Babu's monopoly can be assailed.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 150, February 2, 1916" by Various
Go now, Babu, and God be with you!
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
Babu Rajendralal reads Sanskrit of course with the greatest ease.
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
BABU, a native Indian clerk.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
His natural successor was Babu Protap Chunder Mozumdar.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
This babu, who was in charge of the documents of a certain town, found that they were being seriously damaged by rats.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
He was in the form of a Bengali Babu, a B.A.
"Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier" by T. L. Pennell
The Sirdar calls to the Babu of the Ovens, and with the promptitude of his race the Babu loses his head.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
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In news:

A Q&A with Babu Padmanabhan, Managing Director and Chief Knowledge Officer of STEER Engineering, on recent industry trends.
One eyewitness to the Colorado movie massacre spoke with KTRS News Director Victoria Babu and says he still wants to see the Batman movie but in the privacy of his own home.
G.Horne-Libya Update-Shardey Fields-Ayuku Babu Pan African Film Festival-Dedon Kamathi.
Sargur Srihari, Rohini Srihari, Pavithra Babu, Harish Srinivasan.
Scientist Mohamed Babu from Mysore, India captured beautiful photos of these translucent ants eating a specially colored liquid sugar.
Nadine Babu fell in love with Gopher Basketball and The Barn when she enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1996.
Two other faculty members, Satya Nandi and Kaladi Babu, are internationally recognized theorists and have worked on building models involving Higgs bosons for many years.
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In science:

Ivo Babuˇska, The finite element method for el liptic equations with discontinuous coefficients, Computing (Arch.
Convergence of adaptive finite element methods for eigenvalue problems
First we need the following lemma, which is similar to (but does not follow from) a case of a result of Diwan and Sobhan Babu .
A hypergraph regularity method for generalised Turan problems
Sobhan Babu, Coloured matchings in edge-coloured graphs, submitted.
A hypergraph regularity method for generalised Turan problems
Babuˇska, p interpolation error estimates for edge finite elements of variable order in two dimensions, SIAM J.
Optimal error estimation for H(curl)-conforming p-interpolation in two dimensions
Babuˇska, p interpolation error estimates for edge finite elements of variable order in two dimensions, SIAM J.
Optimal error estimation for H(curl)-conforming p-interpolation in two dimensions
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