And to hail him as "bub" was, although Jim Young did not know it, the one way least likely to bring him back.
Addicks, observing the deep sobs, asked: "What's the matter with you, bub?"
bub leaped to the door with a Winchester—his eyes wild and his face white.
You see we're on our way to Shopton, an' my nephew, bub, he went along.
"You do look sick, bub," said Abner, struck by Herbert's pallid look.
Don't you fret, bub, the cap'n'll be here for you some time to-night.
Was I going to speak to bub, when his father accused mine of stealing?
You see, bub, that story has gone the length of Mexico, and even over to Spain.
bub at this instinctively drew nearer the string, his gaze on Charlie.
No, don't you lose any hair, bub; I'll get even with Roaring Dick.
familiar address for males, 1839, perhaps a variation of bud "a little boy" (1848), American English colloquial; perhaps from German bube "boy," or from English brother.
A man; fellow; brother; guy •Used in direct address, with a slightly insulting intent: Okay, bub, get the hell outta my way
[1830s+; fr bubba fr brother]