rub-a-dub

[ ruhb-uh-duhb ]
/ ˈrʌb əˌdʌb /

noun

the sound of a drum when beaten.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of rub-a-dub

First recorded in 1780–90; imitative
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for rub-a-dub