abubble

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- (in such a state or condition) +‎ bubble[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abubble (not comparable)

  1. In a state of excitement, agitated activity, or motion. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]
    After they had sat down, the party remained abubble until the speaker rose.
  2. Bubbling.
    The sour mash was abubble.

Adverb[edit]

abubble (not comparable)

  1. Bubbling over with excitement. [First attested in the mid 20th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “abubble” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 10.