hubby

[ huhb-ee ]
/ ˈhʌb i /

noun, plural hub·bies. Informal.


Nearby words

  1. hubble, edwin,
  2. hubble, edwin powell,
  3. hubble-bubble,
  4. hubbly,
  5. hubbub,
  6. hubcap,
  7. hubei,
  8. hubel,
  9. hubert,
  10. hubertusburg

Origin of hubby

1680–90; by shortening and alteration; see -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for hubbies

hubby

/ (ˈhʌbɪ) /

noun plural -bies

an informal word for husband

Word Origin for hubby

C17: by shortening and altering

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Word Origin and History for hubbies

hubby

n.

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

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