bubby

1
[ buhb-ee ]

noun,plural bub·bies.
  1. Often Bub·by . (used as an affectionate term of address) a young child.

Origin of bubby

1
First recorded in 1840–50; probably bubba (in the sense “brother”) + -y2

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Other definitions for bubby (2 of 3)

bubby2
[ buhb-ee, boo-bee, buhb-uh, boo-buh ]

nounYiddish
  1. a variant of bubbe.

Origin of bubby

2
First recorded in 1960–65; see origin at bubbe

Other definitions for bubby (3 of 3)

bubby3
[ boo-bee, boob-ee, buhb-ee ]

noun,plural bub·bies.Older Slang.
  1. a female breast.

Origin of bubby

3
First recorded in 1680–90; perhaps imitative of baby's cry or of sucking sound; cf. boob2, booby2

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