Origin of bub
Examples from the Web for bub
It was only natural that Bub should be frightened at this unexpected happening.
"Waal, I don't figger it jest that way, bub," drawled the cowboy.Motor Matt; or, The King of the Wheel|Stanley R. Matthews
Even "Bub" Russell, the cabin-boy, had crept forward to hear what was going on.
Bub Quinn's Aggy—no one knew her last name—sat a little apart from the others.Peak and Prairie|Anna Fuller
"You wouldn't cotton to it, bub," he said, with a shake of his head.The Varmint|Owen Johnson
- a baby
- bubs gradethe first grade of schooling; nursery school
Word Origin for bub
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.