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bub

[ buhb ]
/ bʌb /
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noun Slang.
(used as an often insolent term of address) brother; buddy.
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Origin of bub

1830–40, Americanism; perhaps <German Bub, short for Bube boy

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British Dictionary definitions for bub

bub
/ (bʌb) /

noun
US informal fellow; youngster: used as a form of address
Australian and NZ slang
  1. a baby
  2. bubs grade the first grade of schooling; nursery school

Word Origin for bub

C20: perhaps from German Bube boy
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