bubble-head

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Noun[edit]

bubble-head ‎(plural bubble-heads)

  1. (military slang, derogatory) A submariner.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Originally a derogatory name given by U.S. Navy surface fleet personnel.
  • The term has been adopted by submariners and is used among themselves to refer to any service member serving onboard or qualified in Submarines.