noun, plural hub·bies. Informal.

Origin of hubby

1680–90; by shortening and alteration; see -y2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hubby

Contemporary Examples of hubby

Historical Examples of hubby

  • (popping her head out) Oh, hubby, are you sure we're properly married?

    Oh! Susannah!

    Mark Ambient

  • Came to the States about '90, I think, and lost her hubby on a ranch in California.

  • Well, these are for my hubby—tulips—I've embroidered them myself.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays

    Sir James M. Barrie

  • Now she lives in four rooms and tends baby, while hubby escapes to the club.


    Charles Munn

  • Hubby's got a two-year contract with the World Advertising Company.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

British Dictionary definitions for hubby


noun plural -bies

an informal word for husband

Word Origin for hubby

C17: by shortening and altering
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Word Origin and History for hubby

colloquial shortening of husband, attested from 1680s, with -y (3).

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