Simple Definition of nub
: a small piece or end : a small part that sticks out
Examples of nub in a sentence
The dog chewed his bone down to a nub.
The shoes have little nubs on the bottom that prevent you from slipping.
Origin and Etymology of nub
alteration of English dialect knub, probably from Low German knubbe
First Known Use: 1727
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Definition of nub for Students
1 : a small rounded part that sticks out from something <These shoes have nubs on the bottom to prevent slipping.>
2 : a small piece or end that remains after something has been removed or worn away <a nub of pencil>
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