babu [noun]

Definition of babu:

  • A term of respect or address originally used in India to refer to a gentleman, often used in colonial times to refer to Indian clerks or bureaucrats. (Noun (India and South Asia))
  • In some contexts, "Babu" can refer to a person, especially a man, who is perceived as being overly formal or bureaucratic in demeanor. (Noun (Informal))

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Sentence/Example of babu:

The local Babu was known for his honesty and integrity.

Babu Ram was a respected figure in the community for his philanthropy.

The British officer addressed the Indian clerk as "Babu" out of respect.

The government office was filled with Babus processing paperwork.

She affectionately called her father "Babu" as a child.

The young Babu was eager to follow in his father's footsteps and join the civil service.

The Babu at the consulate efficiently handled the visa applications.

The villagers relied on Babu Patel for legal advice and administrative help.

Despite his title, he preferred to be addressed simply as "Babu."

His formal demeanor earned him the nickname "Babu" among his colleagues.