Bubba is one of those nicknames we use here in the country to describe our buddies or siblings. Since most people here have two names - Robert Lynn, Glen Dale, James Robert, Roy Bob or John Carl - it's much easier to say "Bubba". After all, we don't want to waste words when there's more important things going on!
If you happen to look up "Bubba" in the dictionary, you'll find a number of definitions for the word. It is defined as:
- A relationship nickname for brother, especially the eldest male child in the family
- A term of endearment for those outside the family
- A person of low income and limited status
- A good ol' boy
- The big guy you'll meet if you happen to spend time in prison
I happen to have a good friend who goes by "Bubba". His real name is Lloyd Eugene, which is quite a mouthful! As long as I've known him, which is almost 30 years, he's gone by the name of Bubba. He's a good ol' boy, so he definitely fits the ticket!