Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably


[huhb-lee] /ˈhʌb li/
of uneven surface; rough:
hubbly ice; a hubbly road.
Origin of hubbly
1865-70, Americanism; perhaps hub (in the sense of protuberance) + -ly; cognate with Dutch hobbelig rugged Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hubbly
Historical Examples
  • He did not bother hunting for the tracks in the hubbly ground, but made straight for the tree.

    Tom Slade at Temple Camp Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • It is broad and inviting at first, but toward the finish it is rough, and hubbly, and painful to travel.

    Frank Merriwell's Backers Burt L. Standish
  • It was hubbly and grass-covered and one side of it had a kind of ragged edge.

    Pee-Wee Harris Adrift Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • The auto was evidently picking its way along the hubbly road in second gear.

    Pee-wee Harris Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Burns had stopped short in the middle of the hubbly, half-frozen street they were crossing.

    Red Pepper Burns Grace S. Richmond

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hubbly

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hubbly

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hubbly