nounNorth American informal
1Used as an affectionate form of address to a brother: my sister has always called me bubba
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- As you know, Bubba, I have no way to ever repay you for your unselfish gift of life you so eagerly gave to me. All I can offer to you is my undying love, my respect, my gratitude and my humble heart.
- All I can say is, ‘Hold on, bubba, it's gonna’ be a wild ride.’
- That's when my sister came in, ‘It's all right, bubba, all right,’ and so I came to love her and that's the truth.
2 derogatory An uneducated conservative white male of the southern US.
- It seems that despite claims that the folks who were organizing the boycott are the bubba demographic that isn't sophisticated enough to consume French products, the boycott is actually being felt.
- Dean wasn't just whistling Dixie when he made his infamous remark about reaching out to bubbas bearing Confederate flags.
- They're fat, tail-gate bubba types that break a sweat walking up the courthouse steps to apply for their hunting license.
Late 19th century: alteration of brother.
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