See also: bube

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  1. A Bantu language spoken by the Bubi people.
    Synonym: Fernandian

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Etymology edit

From Middle High German buobe (knave), from Old High German Buobo, a male name of unknown meaning. Cognate with Dutch boef (villain). Probably also related to boy; see there for more.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbuːbə/
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Noun edit

Bube m (weak, genitive Buben, plural Buben, diminutive Bübchen n or Büblein n, feminine (rare) Bübin)

  1. knave; jack (playing card)
  2. (regional, Southern German, Austria, Switzerland) boy; lad
  3. (regional, northern and central Germany) rogue; villain; naughty boy

Usage notes edit

  • In northern and central Germany, the word is now used almost exclusively for the playing card. The southern sense “boy” is understood but not used. The older regional sense “rogue, villain” has become chiefly restricted to the diminutive Bübchen or to fixed combinations and compounds (böser Bube, Bubenstreich, Spitzbube, etc.).

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  • Esperanto: bubo
  • Hungarian: bubi
  • Ido: bubo

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