[ buhb-uh ]
/ ˈbʌb ə /
noun, plural bub·bas.
Chiefly Southern U.S. brother (usually used as an affectionate term of address).
Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a term used to refer to an uneducated Southern white male.
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- buba madre,
- bubble and squeak,
- bubble bath,
- bubble bowl,
- bubble car
Origin of bubba
First recorded in 1860–65
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Southern U.S. slang, 1860s, a corruption of brother.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper