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bubbly

[buhb-lee]
adjective, bub·bli·er, bub·bli·est.
  1. full of, producing, or characterized by bubbles.
  2. lively; effervescent; enthusiastic: the bubbly spirit of those early movie musicals.
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noun, plural bub·blies.
  1. Informal. champagne(defs 1, 2).
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Origin of bubbly

First recorded in 1590–1600; bubble + -y1
Related formsbub·bli·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bubblier

bubbly

adjective -blier or -bliest
  1. full of or resembling bubbles
  2. lively; animated; exciteda bubbly personality
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noun
  1. an informal name for champagne
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Word Origin and History for bubblier

bubbly

adj.

1590s, from bubble (n.) + -ly (2). Of persons, from 1939. The slang noun meaning "champagne" (1920) is short for bubbly water (1910).

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