What is another word for babushka?

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[ bˈabʊʃkə], [ bˈabʊʃkə], [ b_ˈa_b_ʊ_ʃ_k_ə]

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How to use "Babushka" in context?

Babushka, or matronly woman, is a term usually used for aged Eastern European women who often wear traditional clothing, such as a babushka dress or overcoat. Folkloric evidence suggests that babushkas have been around for centuries. Herodotus, in 480 BCE, wrote about a certain group of women who lived in Scythia and were known as "Babushkas." These women lived a life of isolation, living off their livestock and subsisting on a diet of milk, honey, and raw meat.

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