Definition of Mother Hubbard in English:
1A long, loose-fitting, shapeless woman’s dress or undergarment.
- 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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