rub-a-dub

noun
\ ˈrəbəˌdəb \
plural -s

Definition of rub-a-dub

: the sound of drumbeats

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First Known Use of rub-a-dub

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rub-a-dub

imitative

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The first known use of rub-a-dub was circa 1616

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Dictionary Entries Near rub-a-dub

rub

rub-a-dub

Rubaiyat stanza

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“Rub-a-dub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rub-a-dub. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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