A bubbler is a common term used mainly in the Midwest region of the United States, referring to drinking fountains.
I believe that the slang became popular due to the creation of a drinking fountain that bubbled water out in a different manner than a traditional drinking fountain, although I do not know exactly which way this was.
It may be nothing, but the name Ford comes into my mind when I say this.

Wisconsin citizens' use of this word, and other abnormal slangs led to a study into how Wisconsinites speak in 2005 or 06.
Student- "Can I go get a drink from the bubbler?"
StudentTeacherFromOutOfState- "What? You don't drink bubbles..."
Student- "No, I mean the drinking fountain!"
by AliGee June 10, 2007
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A device used for smoking pot. Different from a bong in that a bubbler tends to be smaller, and does not have a removable bowl.

In a bong, when you want to pull your hit through, you take out the bong. In a bubbler, you let go of the shottie (a hole in the side).

The concept behind a bubbler is similar to a pipe, except there is water involved.
Man I just bought a phat bubbler down at hi times. Come blaze with me!
by Paul June 10, 2005
Another word for "Drinking Fountain" Used Mainly in Wisconsin and New England.
Timmy: Can I get a drink from the bubbler?
Teacher: I don't know, can you get a drink from the bubbler?
Timmy: Why do they always do that?
by Mariah July 25, 2005
A hippie couple got into an argument over whether bongs or pipes are superior. They ended up having make-up sex and so did their two favorite smoking devices.

The result was a wonderful hybrid for smoking cannabis. It resembles a large pipe with a massive bulb under the bowl, which is meant to hold water, with a glass stem dropping from the bowl into the water, which cools the smoke in true bong style.
Damn, dude, that's the biggest pipe/ smallest bong I've ever seen!

Yeah, it's a bubbler. You get the best of both worlds (and get marvelously blitzed)!
by 420 cometh April 16, 2008
A term for drinking fountain. It was trademarked by the Kohler company, which originally developed it. It is commonly used to refer to a drinking fountain in Wisconsin and New England, especially in Rhode Island
Rhode Islander: Where's the bubbla
Out-of-Stater: What the hell is a bubbler?
Drinking fountain. Used in mainly in the state of Wisconsin.
I'm going to get a drink at the bubbler.
by Allen April 28, 2004
Slang for a water fountain, very widely known in Wisconsin. VERY. c'mon ppl a water fountain is the thing in the middle of the park.
Wisconsinite: Where's the bubbler, i'm thirsty
OutOfStater: wtf??
by thisispurpleberry May 03, 2009
a marihuana pipe that uses water to filter the smoke
bong
by Sampson July 16, 2003

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