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[huhb-erd] /ˈhʌb ərd/

a full, loose gown, usually fitted at the shoulders, worn by women.
a character in a nursery rhyme.
(sometimes not capitals) a woman’s full-length unbelted dress

Old Mother Hubbard, nursery rhyme, was printed 1805, written by Sarah Catherine Martin (1768-1826) but based on earlier material of unknown origin (the name is attested from 1591).


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