noun, plural ba·boos.

  1. babu.


  1. a Hindu title of address equivalent to Sir, Mr., or Esquire.
  2. a Hindu gentleman.
  3. a native Indian clerk who can write English.
  4. Usually Disparaging. any native Indian having only a limited knowledge of English.


  1. (in India) a title or form of address more or less equivalent to Mr, placed before a person’s full name or after his first name
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