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

Examples of hubby in a Sentence

my hubby's been gone on a trip all week, and I really miss him
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Word History


by alteration

First Known Use

1688, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hubby was in 1688

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“Hubby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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