[ buhb ]
/ bʌb /
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(used as an often insolent term of address) brother; buddy.
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Origin of bub
1830–40, Americanism; perhaps <German Bub, short for Bube boy
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How to use bub in a sentence
He looked calmly down on her bulk and between her large soft bubs, sloping within her nightdress like a shegoat's udder.Ulysses|James Joyce
Bubs mother would give her a big pat, with a bunch of grapes stamped on it.
I would hear Bubs story through before giving him such a whipping.
He saw one of them cram five Super-Bubs into his mouth, at one time.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
When you and Bubs and Evelyn were up in those old buildings.Asteroid of Fear|Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for bub
/ (bʌb) /
US informal fellow; youngster: used as a form of address
Australian and NZ slang
- a baby
- bubs grade the first grade of schooling; nursery school
Word Origin for bub
C20: perhaps from German Bube boy
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