mother hub-bard

Mother Hubbard

a full, loose gown, usually fitted at the shoulders, worn by women.
a character in a nursery rhyme. Unabridged
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Mother Hubbard (ˈhʌbəd)
(sometimes not capitals) a woman's full-length unbelted dress
[C19: after Mother Hubbard, a character in a nursery rhyme]

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