B b


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [buhb]
    • /bʌb/
    • /bub/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [buhb]
    • /bʌb/

Definitions of bub word

  • noun bub fellow; youngster: used as a form of address 3
  • noun bub brother; boy; buddy 3
  • noun bub (used as an often insolent term of address) brother; buddy. 1
  • noun bub term of address for boy or man 1
  • noun bub (Slang) (historical) An alcoholic malt liquor, especially beer. 0
  • noun bub A woman's breast. 0

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Origin of bub

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
1830-40, Americanism; perhaps < German Bub, short for Bube boy

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Parts of speech for Bub


bub popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

bub usage trend in Literature

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