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nub

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noun \ˈnəb\

Simple Definition of nub

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nub

  1. 1 :  knob, lump

  2. 2 :  nubbin

  3. 3 :  gist, point <the nub of the problem>

Examples of nub in a sentence

  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

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noun \ˈnəb\

Definition of nub for Students

  1. 1 :  a small rounded part that sticks out from something <These shoes have nubs on the bottom to prevent slipping.>

  2. 2 :  a small piece or end that remains after something has been removed or worn away <a nub of pencil>





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