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Mother Hubbard Line breaks: Mother Hub|bard
Pronunciation: /mʌðəˈhʌbəd/

Definition of Mother Hubbard in English:


chiefly US
A woman’s long, loose-fitting, shapeless dress or undergarment.
Example sentences
  • Women in the Marshall Islands wear Mother Hubbards and think only prostitutes wear pants.
  • The end result was a basic design (referred to as a ‘Mother Hubbard’) which was simply a full, straight skirt attached to a yoke with a high neck and tight sleeves.


So named from early illustrations of the nursery rhyme.

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