[ huhb-uh l-buhb-uh l ]
/ ˈhʌb əlˌbʌb əl /


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

Origin of hubble-bubble

First recorded in 1625–35; rhyming compound based on bubble Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for hubble-bubble


/ (ˈhʌbəlˈbʌbəl) /


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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