bubba

n
American
a young man, especially an uncompli-cated extrovert. The jocular term, evoking beer- and sport-loving, possibly well-to-do redneck youths, was applied in the mid-1990s to US president Bill Clinton and there was a brief attempt to promote the idea of a new social category under the same name (a magazine called Bubba was published) along the lines of the laddish tendency in the UK. The word originated as a 'baby-talk' pronunciation of 'brother' used as a nickname or term of endearment applied to young adult males in the southern states of the USA.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • bubba — ˈbəbə noun ( s) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: from Bubba, a stereotypical nickname of white Southerners : redneck often used disparagingly …   Useful english dictionary

  • bubba — /bub euh/, n., pl. bubbas. 1. Chiefly Southern U.S. brother. 2. Slang. an uneducated Southern white male; good old boy; redneck. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • bubba — noun a) Brother; b) Working class white male from southern US, stereotyped as loutish …   Wiktionary

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