of uneven surface; rough: hubbly ice; a hubbly road.

Origin of hubbly

1865–70, Americanism; perhaps hub (in the sense of protuberance) + -ly; cognate with Dutch hobbelig rugged Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hubbly

Historical Examples of hubbly

  • It was hubbly and grass-covered and one side of it had a kind of ragged edge.

    Pee-Wee Harris Adrift

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • He did not bother hunting for the tracks in the hubbly ground, but made straight for the tree.

    Tom Slade at Temple Camp

    Percy K. Fitzhugh

  • It is broad and inviting at first, but toward the finish it is rough, and hubbly, and painful to travel.

  • Burns had stopped short in the middle of the hubbly, half-frozen street they were crossing.

    Red Pepper Burns

    Grace S. Richmond

  • The auto was evidently picking its way along the hubbly road in second gear.

    Pee-wee Harris

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh