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[huhb-ee] /ˈhʌb i/
noun, plural hubbies. Informal.
Origin of hubby
1680-90; by shortening and alteration; see -y2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • (popping her head out) Oh, hubby, are you sure we're properly married?

    Oh! Susannah! Mark Ambient
  • Came to the States about '90, I think, and lost her hubby on a ranch in California.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
  • Well, these are for my hubby—tulips—I've embroidered them myself.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • Now she lives in four rooms and tends baby, while hubby escapes to the club.

    Rockhaven Charles Munn
  • hubby's got a two-year contract with the World Advertising Company.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for hubby


noun (pl) -bies
an informal word for husband
Word Origin
C17: by shortening and altering
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hubby

colloquial shortening of husband, attested from 1680s, with -y (3).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for hubby



Husband (1798+)

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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