Mother Hubbard

noun
Mother Hub·bard | \-ˈhə-bərd \

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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