- Also called speculative bubble, asset price bubble. an inflated speculation that causes an unsustainable increase in the value of goods, property, or other investment: The real-estate bubble ruined many investors when it burst.
- a sudden, temporary change or divergence from a trend: In May there was a bubble in car sales, with three percent more being sold than last year.
verb (used without object), bub·bled, bub·bling.
verb (used with object), bub·bled, bub·bling.
- bubble and squeak,
- bubble bath,
- bubble bowl,
- bubble car,
- bubble card
Origin of bubble
Examples from the Web for bubbling
The shared feelings, the bubbling emotion, the awe: she became an experience.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of all, Orman reflects a bubbling Main Street frustration with hyper-partisan gridlock.The Kansas Independent Who Could Control the Senate|John Avlon|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In L.A., the really exhilarant cooking was bubbling up from the bottom, not trickling down from the top.
“But now the lid is coming off and overt racism is bubbling out,” says Bennett.Ghosts of the Confederacy Out in Force as Fringe Rules GOP|Eleanor Clift|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Maybe it all was bubbling under the surface as she seemed to many people to be doing fine.What Pushed Miriam Carey to a Capitol Hill Tragedy?|Michael Daly|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Symptoms: Cough, rapid breathing, whistling, rattling and bubbling in throat.
Teddy's voice was gravity itself, although she, too, was bubbling over.Masters of Space|Edward Elmer Smith
Here were the springs bubbling away just as they always had.The Adventures of Paddy Beaver|Thornton W. Burgess
As the sheep were stripped, they were tugged to the fire and branded from the bubbling tar with the smet mark of the Ritsons.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
He saw that she was near to bubbling over with ideas ready to pour out to him.Jewel's Story Book|Clara Louise Burnham
Word Origin for bubble
early 14c., perhaps from Middle Dutch bobbel (n.) and/or Middle Low German bubbeln (v.), all probably of echoic origin. Bubble bath first recorded 1949. Of financial schemes originally in South Sea Bubble (1590s), on notion of "fragile and insubstantial."
mid-15c., perhaps from bubble (n.) and/or from Middle Low German bubbeln (v.), probably of echoic origin. Related: Bubbled; bubbling.
A period of wild speculation in which the price of a commodity or stock or an entire market is inflated far beyond its real value. Bubbles are said to “burst” when a general awareness of the folly emerges and the price drops.