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bubba

[buhb-uh] /ˈbʌb ə/
noun, plural bubbas.
1.
Chiefly Southern U.S. brother (usually used as an affectionate term of address).
2.
Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a term used to refer to an uneducated Southern white male.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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n.

Southern U.S. slang, 1860s, a corruption of brother.

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bubba

noun
  1. Brother, Not uncommon as a nickname: Here comes big Bubba Jones (1860s+ Southern)
  2. also a person of simple Southern rural culture; cracker, GOOD OLD BOY ?Occurrence increased enormously during the early years of the Clinton administration: People watching ''Jeopardy!'' aren't just bubbas out there/ He doesn't have your typical ''Bubba'' approach to state government (1980s+)

[Imitation of baby talk]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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