[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for Mother Hubbard
Certainly it is not the loose and ungainly Mother-Hubbard gowns which are still the style of the native maiden.
She was dressed in a shabby Mother-Hubbard gown and her feet were bare.
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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