wub

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a childish mispronunciation of love.

Noun[edit]

wub (uncountable)

  1. (childish or humorous) Love.

Verb[edit]

wub (third-person singular simple present wubs, present participle wubbing, simple past and past participle wubbed)

  1. (childish or humorous) To love.
    • 2003, Alice Kennedy, Extraordinary Circumstances, 1st Books Library (2003), ISBN 1403355525, page 219:
      “I wub you, Mommie,” he'd say over and over.
    • 2005, Willard Scott, If I Knew It Was Going to Be This Much Fun, I Would Have Become a Grandparent First, Hyperion Books (2005), ISBN 0786888733, page 104:
      One of the first real sentences uttered by our granddaughter sitting on my knee was, "I wub you, Papa," which I interpreted to mean, "I love you, Papa."
    • 2006, Daniel Gilbert, "Does Fatherhood Make You Happy?", Time, 11 June 2006:
      Just as a glorious game-winning homer can erase our memory of 812 dull innings, the sublime moment when our 3-year-old looks up from the mess she is making with her mashed potatoes and says, "I wub you, Daddy," can erase eight hours of no, not yet, not now and stop asking.
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Noun[edit]

wub (plural wubs)

  1. An extended bass note, characteristic of dubstep music, which is manipulated rhythmically to create an oscillating sound.
    • 2012, Jimbo Ivy, "Lucky's Live!", The Hype Weekly, Issue 23, 2 February 2012, page 5:
      For the uninitiated, a wub (or wobble bass, its technical name) is that distinctive long bass note that is “torn” or “bent” rhythmically or…wubbed, and is one of the distinctive features of dubstep music.
    • 2012, Allegra Dimperio, "Grimy chills, champagne thrills on Deadmeat Tour", The Badger Herald (University of Wisconsin), Volume 43, Issue 93, 24 February 2012, page 5:
      Though the audience wasn’t instantly sold on Datsik’s opening wubs, the cheer that erupted when the DJ segued into Skrillex’s remix of “Levels” further shook the already-vibrating venue.
    • 2013, Graeme Virtue, "Imagine Dragons – review", The Guardian, 9 April 2013:
      It's an impressive, almost overwhelming synthesis of commercial influences, including, in their monster hit Radioactive, some rather mannered dubstep wubs.
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

wub (third-person singular simple present wubs, present participle wubbing, simple past and past participle wubbed)

  1. To produce this sound.
    • 2012, Jimbo Ivy, "Lucky's Live!", The Hype Weekly, Issue 23, 2 February 2012, page 5:
      For the uninitiated, a wub (or wobble bass, its technical name) is that distinctive long bass note that is “torn” or “bent” rhythmically or…wubbed, and is one of the distinctive features of dubstep music.
    • 2012, Philip Sherburne, "Dubstep Selling Candy, Helping to Stop Human Trafficking", Spin, 8 May 2012:
      In a repeat of the "electronica" boom of the 1990s, when the music of artists like Moby, Dirty Vegas, and the Crystal Method became inescapable on prime-time TV, dubstep is steadily wubbing its way into the commercial landscape.
    • 2013, Erik van Rheenen, "Overshadowed: A$AP Rocky's featured artists outshine him on own his own album", The Daily Orange (Syracuse University), 15 January 2013, page 13:
      [] but enlisting Skrillex to wub all over “Wild For The Night” is a head-scratching move.