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rub-a-dub

[ruhb-uh-duhb] /ˈrʌb əˌdʌb/
noun
1.
the sound of a drum when beaten.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; imitative
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rub-a-dub

n.

1787, echoic of the sound of a drum.

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