[boo-bee, boo b-ee, buhb-ee]

Origin of bubby

1680–90; perhaps imitative of baby's cry or of sucking sound; see -y2
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Examples from the Web for bubby

Historical Examples of bubby

  • He would have offered the turkey willingly, if "bubby" had seemed to crave it.

    The Young Mountaineers

    Charles Egbert Craddock

  • But Bubby's fretful cries told that what was left was bad enough.

    The Young Surveyor;

    J. T. Trowbridge

  • And Vinnie knelt down beside the girl who was holding Bubby in her arms.

    The Young Surveyor;

    J. T. Trowbridge

  • "We'll have it all ready for Bubby, when he makes us his visit," said he, laughing.

  • Here, you Bubby, come aboard and show us how to open these shell-fish!