Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang Used as a term of familiar address, especially for a man or boy: See you around, bub.

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  • n. An alcoholic malt liquor, especially beer.
  • n. A woman's breast.
  • n. A term of familiar address; bubba; bubby.
  • n. A baby.
  • n. champagne; bubbly.
  • v. To throw out in bubbles; to bubble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Strong malt liquor.
  • n. A young brother; a little boy; -- a familiar term of address of a small boy.
  • transitive v. To throw out in bubbles; to bubble.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To throw out in bubbles.
  • n. A substitute for yeast, prepared by mixing meal or flour with a little yeast in a quantity of warm wort and water.
  • n. Strong drink of any kind; liquor, especially malt liquor.
  • n. A woman's breast.
  • n. A boy: used in familiar address.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Probably alteration and shortening of brother.

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Probably imitative of the sound of drinking.

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Contraction of bubby.

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Corruption of brother.

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Shortened from bubble and bubbly.

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