bubbly bairnie, bubbly bairn noun a cry-baby: She's just a bubbly-bairnie. I stomp off, and Rachel comes running after me. 20-. etymology: Scots; bubbly ‘tearful, blubbering, snivelling’ + bairnie; attested by ET note:

The Boys Brigade, a military-like organisation, founded in Scotland in 1883. The members of this body of young boys was known as ‘the bubbly bairns’.