Hubble-bubble
Hubble-bubble Hub"ble-bub`ble, n. A tobacco pipe, so arranged that the smoke passes through water, making a bubbling noise, whence its name. In India, the bulb containing the water is often a cocoanut shell. It is a simple type of {hookah}. [1913 Webster]

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  • hubble-bubble — [hub′əl bub΄əl] n. [echoic] 1. a tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water, causing a bubbling sound; simple type of hookah 2. a bubbling sound 3. hubbub …   English World dictionary

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  • hubble-bubble — /hub euhl bub euhl/, n. 1. a simple form of the hookah, in which the smoke passes through water, causing a bubbling sound. 2. a bubbling sound. 3. an uproar; turmoil. [1625 35; rhyming compound based on BUBBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hubble-bubble — noun a hookah. Origin C17: imitative repetition of bubble …   English new terms dictionary

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  • hubble-bubble — n. 1 a rudimentary form of hookah. 2 a bubbling sound. 3 confused talk. Etymology: redupl. of BUBBLE …   Useful english dictionary

  • hubble-bubble — noun a hookah …   Wiktionary

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  • hubble-bubble — /ˈhʌbəl bʌbəl/ (say hubuhl bubuhl) noun 1. Also, hubbly bubbly. a crude type of hookah. 2. a bubbling sound. 3. confusion; turmoil …   Australian English dictionary

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