- An old woman, especially a traditional old woman from an eastern European culture.
- (India, dated) A baby, child.
- (esp. among people of East European ancestry) A grandmother.
- (Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism) A holy man, a spiritual leader.
- A kind of sponge cake soaked in rum-flavoured syrup.
- (esp. among people of Indian ancestry) A father.
- In baby talk, often used for a variety of words beginning with b, such as bottle or blanket.