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[buhb-lee] /ˈbʌb li/
adjective, bubblier, bubbliest.
full of, producing, or characterized by bubbles.
lively; effervescent; enthusiastic:
the bubbly spirit of those early movie musicals.
noun, plural bubblies.
Informal. champagne (defs 1, 2).
Origin of bubbly
1590-1600; bubble + -y1
Related forms
bubbliness, noun Unabridged
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  • Blood that comes up with a cough often looks bubbly because it is mixed with air and mucus.
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  • Flutes of bubbly handed out at the door set the tone for the evening's festivities.
British Dictionary definitions for bubbly


adjective -blier, -bliest
full of or resembling bubbles
lively; animated; excited: a bubbly personality
an informal name for champagne
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Word Origin and History for bubbly

1590s, from bubble (n.) + -ly (2). Of persons, from 1939. The slang noun meaning "champagne" (1920) is short for bubbly water (1910).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bubbly



Champagne; sparkling wine (1920+)

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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