hubble-bubble

[huhb-uh l-buhb-uh l]

noun

a simple form of the hookah, in which the smoke passes through water, causing a bubbling sound.
a bubbling sound.
an uproar; turmoil.

Nearby words

  1. hubble telescope,
  2. hubble's constant,
  3. hubble's law,
  4. hubble, edwin,
  5. hubble, edwin powell,
  6. hubbly,
  7. hubbub,
  8. hubby,
  9. hubcap,
  10. hubei

Origin of hubble-bubble

First recorded in 1625–35; rhyming compound based on bubble

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British Dictionary definitions for hubble-bubble

hubble-bubble

noun

another name for hookah
hubbub; turmoil
a bubbling or gargling sound

Word Origin for hubble-bubble

C17: rhyming jingle based on bubble

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