hubble-bubble [hub′əl bub′əl]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water, causing a bubbling sound; simple type of hookah
- a bubbling sound
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- An uproar; a hubbub.
- See hookah.
Origin: Reduplication and alteration of bubble.