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Mother Hubbard

[ huhb-erd ]
/ ˈhʌb ərd /
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noun
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

Mother Hubbard
/ (ˈhʌbəd) /

noun
(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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