Mother HubbardMother Hub·bard
Historical a full, loose gown for women
Origin of Mother Hubbardafter the character in an old nursery rhyme, typically depicted in such a gown
A woman's loose, unbelted dress.
Origin of Mother HubbardProbably from illustrations of Mother Hubbard, character in a nursery rhyme by Sarah Catherine Martin (1768–1826), British writer.
(plural Mother Hubbards)
From "Old Mother Hubbard", a nursery rhyme.