[ huhb-erd ]
/ ˈhʌb ərd /
a full, loose gown, usually fitted at the shoulders, worn by women.
a character in a nursery rhyme.
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British Dictionary definitions for mother hubbard
/ (ˈhʌbəd) /
(sometimes not capitals) a woman's full-length unbelted dress
Word Origin for Mother Hubbard
C19: after Mother Hubbard, a character in a nursery rhyme
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Word Origin and History for mother hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard, nursery rhyme, was printed 1805, written by Sarah Catherine Martin (1768-1826) but based on earlier material of unknown origin (the name is attested from 1591).
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