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Definition 1 of 2

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Noun.
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Definition

Bureaucrat. Government official.

Usage

Dealing with Babu's requires a knowledge of the local knowledge, or perhaps just some money.
Added 2011-07-14 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

circle rate, NOC, Grievance Cell, VVIP

Definition 2 of 2

babu

\baa....bu!\
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Definition

During the British rule over India, an educated person was called Babu by natives. Today its also used to describe someone who studied abroad, a foren-returned

Usage

You are a Babu from London?
Added 2011-08-20 by Translationwale Guruji

Root

Hindi

Categories

People

Related Terms

foren-returned, Memsahib, Babugiri

Terms referencing this

circle rate, NOC, Grievance Cell, VVIP