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hubby

[huhb-ee] /ˈhʌb i/
noun, plural hubbies. Informal.
1.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; by shortening and alteration; see -y2
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  • But not before she yells at a fan who dissed her hubby.
  • If you are not willing to make sacrifices of your time for your hubby you have no business getting married in the first place.
British Dictionary definitions for hubby

hubby

/ˈhʌbɪ/
noun (pl) -bies
1.
an informal word for husband
Word Origin
C17: by shortening and altering
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Word Origin and History for hubby
n.

colloquial shortening of husband, attested from 1680s, with -y (3).

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Slang definitions & phrases for hubby

hubby

noun

Husband (1798+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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