hubble-bubble

[ huhb-uhl-buhb-uhl ]
/ ˈhʌb əlˌbʌb əl /

noun

a simple form of the hookah, in which the smoke passes through water, causing a bubbling sound.
a bubbling sound.
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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British Dictionary definitions for hubble-bubble

hubble-bubble
/ (ˈhʌbəlˈbʌbəl) /

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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