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

Definition of hubby

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Synonyms for hubby


husband, man, mister, old man

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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

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According to an older Instagram post for her now-hubby's birthday in March 2018, Christina revealed that the two of them were introduced through a mutual friend, even calling it #fate. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Christina And Ant Anstead's Love Story Proves They Were Meant To Be," 17 Jan. 2019 The Pistol Annies star sang in front of a crowd of her country music cohorts—including ex-husband Blake Shelton—after making her red carpet debut with new hubby Brendan McLoughlin. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Did Miranda Lambert Take a Dig at Blake Shelton During Her ACM Awards Performance?," 8 Apr. 2019 Lopez and Rodriguez both dressed down for the occasion, with Jennifer styling classic ripped blue jeans with white sneakers, a cream coat and a huge furry stole—as well as a new future hubby. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and Her Giant Engagement Ring Shared a Date Night in NYC," 18 Mar. 2019 As Justin had only a few months ago been rocking a style at about the same length, fans are commenting that Hailey’s brand new haircut has her looking nearly identical to her new hubby. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Bieber’s Haircut Has Fans Comparing Her to Justin," 14 Dec. 2018 Heaven forbid Counting On star Joy-Anna Duggar post a photo of herself on Instagram with her hubby Austin Forsyth on the day of baby Gideon's first birthday. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Counting On' Star Jessa Duggar Defends Her Sister Joy-Anna Against Mommy-Shamers," 27 Feb. 2019 Before becoming Keys' hubby, Swizz was previously married to singer Mashonda Tifrere. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who is Alicia Keys' Husband, Swizz Beatz?," 10 Feb. 2019 The centerpiece drama: The relationship woes of local broadcaster Tamica Lee and hubby Barry Smith continued, with Barry pressing Tamica to make more time for their family. Mike Scott,, "'Southern Charm New Orleans' Episode 6: Red beans and rice, minus the spice," 21 May 2018 Either way, Miley was able to work the red carpet without her hubby on her arm, thanks to her killer look and cool af shoes. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Here's Why Miley Cyrus Walked the 2019 Grammys Red Carpet Without Husband Liam Hemsworth," 11 Feb. 2019

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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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