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[boo-bee, boo b-ee, buhb-ee] /ˈbu bi, ˈbʊb i, ˈbʌb i/
noun, plural bubbies. Slang.
a female breast.
Origin of bubby
1680-90; perhaps imitative of baby's cry or of sucking sound; see -y2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He would have offered the turkey willingly, if "bubby" had seemed to crave it.

    The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock
  • But bubby's fretful cries told that what was left was bad enough.

    The Young Surveyor; J. T. Trowbridge
  • And Vinnie knelt down beside the girl who was holding bubby in her arms.

    The Young Surveyor; J. T. Trowbridge
  • "We'll have it all ready for bubby, when he makes us his visit," said he, laughing.

    Little Grandfather Sophie May
  • Pass 'em over the side, bubby dear, an' be careful how you fool 'round the rail!

  • Here, you bubby, come aboard and show us how to open these shell-fish!

  • See here, bubby, if I let you go will you promise not to throw any more snow-balls?

    The Missing Tin Box Arthur M. Winfield
  • And when we were let out, they came and shook hands with bubby Short and me.

    The William Henry Letters

    Abby Morton Diaz
  • Gapper let bubby Short and me have his donkey-cart to go to ride in.

    The William Henry Letters

    Abby Morton Diaz
  • I wish you would write me a letter, and tell Benjie to and bubby Short.

    The William Henry Letters

    Abby Morton Diaz
Slang definitions & phrases for bubby



Darling; baby, sweetie, toots •A term of affection with general application: Bubby, it's Hollywood. A little mistake

[1940s+; fr Yiddish bubele, an endearing epithet, fr Hebrew buba, ''doll,'' which is much like Latin pupa, ''doll'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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