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  1. bubnoun

    A baby.

  2. bubnoun

    champagne; bubbly.

  3. Etymology: Probably imitative of the sound of drinking.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bubnoun

    a cant word. Strong malt liquour.

    Or if it be his fate to meet
    With folks who have more wealth than wit,
    He loves cheap port, and double bub,
    And settles in the humdrum club. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bubnoun

    strong malt liquor

  2. Bubnoun

    a young brother; a little boy; -- a familiar term of address of a small boy

  3. Bubverb

    to throw out in bubbles; to bubble

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bub

    bub, n. (slang) strong drink.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bub

    A liquor or drink. Bub and grub meaning inversely meat and drink.

Suggested Resources

  1. BUB

    What does BUB stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the BUB acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BUB

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bub is ranked #37288 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bub surname appeared 598 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bub.

    96.3% or 576 total occurrences were White.
    1.3% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.8% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bub in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bub in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of bub in a Sentence

  1. Tracy Burgess:

    Once we got the pouch open, a tiny little hand came out with claws on it, so, yeah, there's a pinkie - very little baby unfurred possum, so she's a ferocious mother who has clearly done her best for her bub.

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    easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
    A eloquent
    B contagious
    C foreordained
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