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 The mother on Bluff City Law was a repository of boring platitudes and didn't much care that her hubby was a noxious philanderer. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: Dead Women, Immigration Stories and Other Fall TV Trends," 16 Oct. 2019 Sneaking a new dress by hubby, or the purchase of a fishing pole past the wife, sound like stereotypical maneuvers straight out of an old-fashioned sitcom., "The tales of deception you are about to read are true. The names of the perpetrators are being withheld to protect the guilty.," 15 Dec. 2019 Pink's hubby, Carey Hart, also left praise for his wife. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Pink gets 'the most liberating' short haircut; Kate Hudson and Selma Blair approve," 7 Dec. 2019 Photos included cute couple moments with her hubby, Jay-Z, newborns Rumi and Sir, and the singer striking power stances in must-have summer pieces. Nandi Howard, Essence, "We Want Everything Beyonce Wore This Summer," 20 Sep. 2019 Later on in the video, Turner scrambles to find her hubby, Joe Jonas, to give Van Ness a proper introduction. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Freaked Out When She Met Jonathan Van Ness Backstage at the VMAs," 28 Aug. 2019 There was Sophie Turner's mid-concert, onstage birthday cake surprise for hubby Joe Jonas. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra Gave Nick Jonas the Most Intricate Birthday Surprise," 18 Sep. 2019 Lawrence and her Manhattan art dealer hubby said their vows in front of 150 guests, including Amy Schumer, Emma Stone, Adele and Kris Jenner, according to People. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Jennifer Lawrence marries Cooke Maroney at luxurious Rhode Island mansion," 20 Oct. 2019 The 38-year-old pans the camera to a curly auburn wig sitting atop the head of her helpful hubby. Neha Prakash, Allure, "Serena Williams’s Wig Maintenance Routine Involves Husband Alexis Ohanian," 3 Oct. 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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2 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Hubby.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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