Origin of bubfrom German bube, boy
An example of a bub is a teenage boy's name for his best friend.
Origin of bubProbably alteration and shortening of brother
- (slang, historical) An alcoholic malt liquor, especially beer.
Probably imitative of the sound of drinking.
- A woman's breast.
Contraction of bubby.
Corruption of brother.
- (Australia, slang) A baby.
(third-person singular simple present bubs, present participle bubbing, simple past and past participle bubbed)
- (obsolete) To throw out in bubbles; to bubble.
- The third room is filled with my wizard mad scientist husband's electronic hub bub of messy experiments.
- The radio bit was some weeks earlier and he felt the hub-bub had blown over.
- Bub there is no doubt that in Iceland he was worshipped more than any other god, and the same seems to have been the case in Norway - indeed, perhaps, in all northern countries - except among the royal families.