What is babu and what does babu mean? Read about the definition and meaning of babu


  1. Babu is the name of a Hindu title of address, equivalent to Mr., Esquire or Sir
  2. Hindu gentleman employed to work as a clerk
  3. Native Indian clerk who can write English
  4. In Malay, “mama”

Etymology & Origin of babu

From the Hindi word 'babu'. First coined circa 1875

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