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nub

noun \ˈnəb\

: a small piece or end : a small part that sticks out

Full Definition of NUB

1
:  knob, lump
2
:  nubbin
3
:  gist, point <the nub of the problem>
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Examples of NUB

  1. The dog chewed his bone down to a nub.
  2. The shoes have little nubs on the bottom that prevent you from slipping.

Origin of NUB

alteration of English dialect knub, probably from Low German knubbe
First Known Use: 1727

Rhymes with NUB

NUB Defined for Kids

nub

noun \ˈnəb\

Definition of NUB for Kids

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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