2. Indian slang for "baby". Taken from the English word, but then applied in other expressions: 'baba log' for baby people and 'missy baba' for little miss. During British rule in India, the male children of the British were often referred to by Indian servants as Baba Sa'ab and female children as Missy Sa'ab.
2. The newborn baba was adorable.
Russian slang referring to a woman: chick
Russian slang referring to a man: lightly offensive suggestion that the person, who this is referred to is not manly enough, whimsical.
To a girl: nice baba
To a men: Don't be a baba - keep on drinking
Other family and friends call me Baba, Barb, Barbie, or Babie (sounds like Bobby). This "Baba" also has "BA" letters starting my last name so if I am B.B. to some I am BA.BA to others. I consider it an example of an endearing nick name for Barbara.