bubbel

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a variant of bobbel. From Middle Dutch bubbel. Several senses are semantic loans from English bubble.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʏ.bəl/
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  • Hyphenation: bub‧bel
  • Rhymes: -ʏbəl

Noun[edit]

bubbel m (plural bubbels, diminutive bubbeltje n)

  1. bubble (sphere containing air)
    Synonym: bel
  2. bubble ((period of) economic activity depending on speculation or embezzlement)
    Synonym: zeepbel
  3. bubble (unknowingly socially divergent and isolated clique)