- Bub (southern)
- knave; jack (playing card)
- (regional, southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland) boy; lad
- (regional, northern and central Germany) rogue; villain; naughty boy
- 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.).
Declension of Bube
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