nub

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

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>

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

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