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hubble-bubble

[huhb-uh l-buhb-uh l]
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noun
  1. a simple form of the hookah, in which the smoke passes through water, causing a bubbling sound.
  2. a bubbling sound.
  3. an uproar; turmoil.
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Origin of hubble-bubble

First recorded in 1625–35; rhyming compound based on bubble
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Related Words for hubble-bubble

plumbing, conduit, main, sluice, hookah, hubble-bubble, kalian

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British Dictionary definitions for hubble-bubble

hubble-bubble

noun
  1. another name for hookah
  2. hubbub; turmoil
  3. a bubbling or gargling sound
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Word Origin for hubble-bubble

C17: rhyming jingle based on bubble
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