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noun, plural hub·bies. Informal.
  1. husband.
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Origin of hubby

1680–90; by shortening and alteration; see -y2
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Related Words for hubbies

partner, spouse, companion, consort, groom, bridegroom, helpmate, mate, monogamist, hubby

British Dictionary definitions for hubbies


noun plural -bies
  1. an informal word for husband
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Word Origin for hubby

C17: by shortening and altering
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Word Origin and History for hubbies



colloquial shortening of husband, attested from 1680s, with -y (3).

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