One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
spouse, husband, wife, consort, helpmate, helpmeetView synonyms
- ‘Even if you meet them upfront, you will find yourself talking to the hubby.’
- ‘I have a friend who went to Guelph, she lives in England now with her hubby.’
- ‘It's no longer all about the little wifey having the hubby's meal on the table at 6pm on the button.’
- ‘I've noticed the hubby is not so keen on a weekend of the wife being present but not there.’
- ‘The hubby on the other hand is opposite from me, he likes to be up all hours of the night/morning.’
- ‘Do not start to panic if your hubby or wife has any of these sicknesses and you have not yet developed them.’
- ‘If you don't find a wife or a hubby by a certain age, do you have a backup spouse in mind?’
- ‘My hubby Bill gallantly stepped in to carry out a hasty repair.’
- ‘An old and much loved friend and her hubby visited this weekend.’
- ‘The only problem is that I think my hubby is drinking too much.’
Late 17th century: familiar abbreviation.
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