- a prostituteIn Hindi it means lady, whence the 19th century British Indian use, denoting a white woman married to a white man:The bibi, or white wife, was a great rarity; but the bubu, or native wife, was an accepted institution. (Blanch, 1954)Later a bibi in British Indian army use became an Indian prostitute:Sahib, you want nice Bibi, me drive you to bungalow of nice half-caste, plenty clean, plenty cheap. (F. Richards, 1936)Also as grass bibi or bidi.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.