Mother Hubbard

Mother Hub·​bard | \ -ˈhə-bərd How to pronounce Mother Hubbard (audio) \

Definition of Mother Hubbard

: a loose usually shapeless dress

First Known Use of Mother Hubbard

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Mother Hubbard

probably from Mother Hubbard, character in a nursery rhyme

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The first known use of Mother Hubbard was in 1885

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“Mother Hubbard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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