Definitions

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  • n. A person who steals plate from public houses.
  • n. A drinking bowl.
  • n. a very good drinker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drinker.

Etymologies

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from Old English.

Examples

  • The terms "bubber" for brother, and "titty for sister, with" nanna "for mother, and" mother "for grandmother, and father for all leaders in church and society, were so generally used, I was forced to believe that all belonged to one immense family.

    The Romance of the Civil War

  • This dates back to when the steel mills and bubber plants started shutting down in places like Youngstown, Cleveland, etc. in 1970.

    Poll: President Obama's numbers drop in crucial state

  • "Ub-ber-ubber-er-bubber-yah!" remarked the man, sitting bolt upright, and looking about him, as if he had been attacked by wild animals.

    The Voyage of the Hoppergrass

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