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An aggressive or rude way of addressing a boy or man:‘hey, bub, I'm looking for someone’
- ‘Dogmatic people tend to be dogmatic about everything, whereas Catholic Faith says ‘Be dogmatic about the dogmatic truths of the Faith, but for the rest of life: Lighten up, bub!’’
- ‘Time to read those two hundred and three claims more closely, bub.’
- ‘‘Well, you're out of luck on that one, bub,’ Michaela laughed.’
- ‘Let me tell you something, bub: she'll burn in hell along with you, so stop acting so smug!’
- ‘The terrific system - it has won nine NBA championships, bub - is based on constant movement by all five players, fully taking advantage of Shaq's unusual mobility and unreal passing ability for a big man.’
- ‘A word which, in the Paramount Pictures lexicon, is translated from the ancient Greek root meaning ‘not on your life, bub.’’
- ‘Well it comes in pretty handy down here, bub.’
- ‘‘Sure you are, bub,’ Gleason says, reaching into his pocket.’
- ‘If you're already trained up but you could stand a little more - bub, this is for you.’
- ‘Are you seeking new recruits for the police department, bub?’
- ‘The people behind me keep punching me in the shoulders and yelling at me to take my hat off, so I am often compelled to turn around and whisper to them ‘Mind your manners, bub, I'm a world-famous celebrity author!’’
- ‘‘Maybe, but it almost wasn't, you were getting a bit slow near the end there bub,’ Kelsey pointed out.’
- ‘Well from the looks of it bub, it seems like you did.’
- ‘‘Just out of interest, would you have called the dean ‘hey bub?’’
- ‘‘Come on, bub, you're holding up da line,’ the gateman scowled as he turned back to his puzzle.’
- ‘‘I don't know about you, bub,’ say the voices in my head, ‘but I'm running for mayor from the very pages of this magazine, whatever it's called.’’
- ‘Keep it coming bub, you've got a long way to go!’
- ‘The progression is based around mostly minor chords, and anything major is followed by a dominant seventh, so don't get too comfortable, bub.’
- ‘Well, a word of advice, bub, don't quit your day job.’
- ‘‘Thanks for the grub, bub,’ he finally said, and opened his eyes.’
Mid 19th century: from earlier bubby (perhaps a child's form of brother), or from German Bube boy.
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