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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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 My favorites include Christina El Moussa’s new hubby, Ant Anstead; our favorite HGTV twins, Jonathan and Drew Scott; and Tarek El Moussa. Maddie Hiatt, House Beautiful, "Property Brothers, Ant Anstead, And More Stars Jump On The 10 Year Challenge Train," 16 Jan. 2019 Apparently, hubby Kanye West was not at all surprised by the wardrobe malfunction. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Kim Kardashian Had a Major Wardrobe Malfunction at Her Christmas Eve Party," 28 Dec. 2018 The Duchess of Cornwall shook it like there was no tomorrow during a state dinner in Ghana alongside her hubby Prince Charles. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Camilla Parker Bowles Proves She's THE Queen of the Dance Floor in Hilarious New Clip," 8 Nov. 2018 Keeping it delightfully real, the hungry celebrity and her hubby, Daniel Moder, made sure to make an In-N-Out pit stop on the way home from the Globes. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Lady Gaga Meeting Rami Malek and More Amazing Golden Globes Moments You Missed," 7 Jan. 2019 The comedian spilled on married life with her hubby, chef Chris Fischer, on SiriusXM's You Up with Nikki Glaser Monday. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Amy Schumer gushes about married life, wedding vows and husband Chris Fischer," 27 Feb. 2018

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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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