hubby
noun (plural hubbies) Etymology: by alteration Date: 1688 husband

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hubby — Hub by, a. Full of hubs or protuberances; as, a road that has been frozen while muddy is hubby. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hubby — hub by (h[u^]b b[y^]), n. Husband. [informal] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hubby — may refer to:*Hubcap *Hub *Husband …   Wikipedia

  • hubby — colloquial shortening of HUSBAND (Cf. husband), attested from 1680s, with Y (Cf. y) (3) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hubby — ► NOUN (pl. hubbies) informal ▪ a husband …   English terms dictionary

  • hubby — [hub′ē] n. pl. hubbies Informal a husband …   English World dictionary

  • hubby — UK [ˈhʌbɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms hubby : singular hubby plural hubbies spoken a husband …   English dictionary

  • hubby — [“habi] n. a husband. □ My hubby will be late tonight. □ Where is your hubby tonight? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hubby —    Diminutive forms of husband, in use since at least the seventeenth century, The Oxford English Dictionary records E.Ravenscroft, London Cuckolds (1688): ‘Oh my hubby, dear, dear, dear hubby.’ The present author’s aunt addressed her husband as… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • hubby — noun term of endearment, husband Laura thought Jack was the most wonderful hubby in the world …   Wiktionary

  • hubby — [[t]hʌ̱bi[/t]] hubbies N COUNT: usu poss N You can refer to a woman s husband as her hubby. [INFORMAL, OLD FASHIONED] Women in the North complain that their hubbies find it difficult to say I love you …   English dictionary

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