hubby

noun
hub·​by | \ ˈhə-bē How to pronounce hubby (audio) \
plural hubbies

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Examples of hubby in a Sentence

my hubby's been gone on a business trip all week, and I really miss him
Recent Examples on the Web Such a plan has helped me and my hubby to put things in perspective. The Washington Post, "Color of Money Live," 30 July 2020 The song dropped 13 years ago, and her now-hubby Foster produced it. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, "Katharine McPhee and David Foster celebrate wedding anniversary: 'Here's to the future'," 29 June 2020 When people ask about her hubby’s whereabouts Union responds that Wade is stress baking with the rest of the country. Keyaira Boone, Essence, "Gabrielle Union Does A Mental Health Check-In In New Budweiser PSA," 29 Apr. 2020 How bout the @jennymccarthyshow co-hosted by her hubby on @siriusxm every weekday at 10am or on demand — Channel 109 or on the app. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Donnie Wahlberg is Co-Hosting 'The Jenny McCarthy Show' with Wife Jenny McCarthy on SiriusXM," 23 Apr. 2020 Michelle Obama celebrated her 56th birthday on Friday, so of course, one of the first to honor her on her big day was her hubby Barack Obama. Amy Haneline, USA TODAY, "Barack Obama shares adorable birthday message to Michelle Obama," 17 Jan. 2020 In our yard, while hubby maintains 11 boxes for nesting bluebirds, the short distances apart prevent more than a half dozen bluebird pairs from accepting the real estate. Sharon Sorenson, Indianapolis Star, "For the Birds: Leaving Chickadee snag alone can help bird populations," 11 Apr. 2020 That’s been the silver lining to this, being able to focus on my writing and hang out with my hubby. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, "How I'm Living Now: Billy Porter, 'Pose' Star," 27 Mar. 2020 Yesterday, the actress took to Instagram to highlight her hubby's cooking skills while the two are self-quarantining at home amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Shouts-Out Joe Jonas's Cooking Skills on Instagram," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of hubby

1688, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hubby

by alteration

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7 Aug 2020

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“Hubby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hubby. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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