[huhb-uh l-buhb-uh l]
- a simple form of the hookah, in which the smoke passes through water, causing a bubbling sound.
- a bubbling sound.
- an uproar; turmoil.
Origin of hubble-bubble
First recorded in 1625–35; rhyming compound based on bubble
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Examples from the Web for hubble-bubble
Two teenage brothers apparently lit a campfire, smoked a nargillah—a hubble-bubble—and went home.Israel's Inferno
December 5, 2010
Again there was a long period of stillness, broken only by the hubble-bubble.For Fortune and Glory
There he was still, sitting in his den and smoking a hubble-bubble.
As he spoke one of the men aft handed the stem of the hubble-bubble to his companion and came running forward.In the grip of the Mullah
F. S. Brereton
The women are in the habit of enjoying the hubble-bubble, in groups, in a similar manner.
Dr. Jackal was sitting with his hind legs crossed, and smoking a hubble-bubble.
- another name for hookah
- hubbub; turmoil
- a bubbling or gargling sound
C17: rhyming jingle based on bubble
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