hubba hubba

hubba hubba

A playful phrase used to suggest romantic interest in someone or between two people. Ooh, hubba hubba—she's gorgeous! A: "Have you seen those two flirting all night?" B: "I know! Hubba hubba!"
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hubba hubba

An expression of appreciation. The phrase, along with the longer “hubba hubba ding ding” started during World War II, purportedly from a Chinese greeting “how-pu-how” that Air Force pilots learned from Chinese pilots trained at a Florida base. The phrase spread around the services, primarily due to comedian Bob Hope's radio broadcasts; Hope and sidekick Jerry Colonna used it frequently. The phrase was expanded to “Hubba hubba ding ding / I see some-thing” whenever a pretty girl passed by. Or when a couple was spied chatting romantically, “Hubba hubba ding ding / Think about a wedding ring.”
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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