: fellow, buddy
used in informal address
come on, bub, get moving

Word History

Etymology

probably short for bubby little boy

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bub was in 1839

Dictionary Entries Near bub

Cite this Entry

“Bub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bub. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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