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hubble-bubble (HUB-buhl-BUB-buhl) noun
1. A form of hookah: a smoking device in which the smoke is passed through a bowl of water, making a bubbling noise, before being drawn through a long pipe.
2. Commotion, uproar, turmoil.
[Reduplication of the word bubble.]
"A 32-year-old Bahraini man was engulfed in flames when his hubble-bubble pipe set his clothing ablaze." Soman Baby; Man Burned in Hubble Bubble Pipe Fire Critical; Gulf Daily News (Bahrain); Feb 26, 2004.
"Gosh, it could almost be the hubble-bubble talk of the political and business hot spots of the nation." Shelley Gare; Something Filthy About Being Rich; The Australian (Sydney); Jun 16, 2001.
This week's theme: reduplicatives.
I'm always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence. -Alice Walker, writer (1944- )
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