Definition of bubbe in English:

bubbe

noun

  • Especially in Jewish usage: a grandmother; an elderly woman.

Pronunciation

bubbe

/ˈbʊbə/ /ˈbʌbə/ /ˈbʊbi/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Israel Zangwill (1864–1926), writer and advocate of Jewish causes. From Yiddish bobe grandmother from a Slavonic language.