Bub meaning

bŭb
The definition of bub is a slang term for a male friend.

An example of a bub is a teenage boy's name for his best friend.

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(Australia, slang) A baby.
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A woman's breast.
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Used as a term of familiar address, especially for a man or boy.

See you around, bub.

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A young brother; a little boy; a familiar term of address for a small boy.
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(slang) Champagne; bubbly.
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(slang) Brother; boy; buddy.
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(slang, historical) An alcoholic malt liquor, especially beer.
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(obsolete) To throw out in bubbles; to bubble.

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Origin of bub

  • Probably alteration and shortening of brother

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortened from bubble and bubbly.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably imitative of the sound of drinking.

    From Wiktionary

  • Corruption of brother.

    From Wiktionary

  • Contraction of bubby.

    From Wiktionary