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Bube

Bube

German

Alternative forms

  • Bub (southern)

Noun

Bube m (genitive Buben, plural Buben, diminutive Bübchen n or Büblein n)

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

Usage notes

  • (rogue): This regional sense occurs chiefly in the diminutive Bübchen, and in the fixed combination böser Bube.

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  • Spitzbube