Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

nubbin

play
noun nub·bin \ˈnə-bən\

Definition of nubbin

  1. 1 :  something (as an ear of Indian corn) that is small for its kind, stunted, undeveloped, or imperfect

  2. 2 :  a small usually projecting part or bit

  3. 3 :  nub 3



Examples of nubbin

  1. <had only a nubbin of crayon left>

  2. <this nubbin of the intelligence report is the prediction that the country's government will soon fall>



Origin of nubbin

perhaps diminutive of nub


First Known Use: 1692

Rhymes with nubbin


Learn More about nubbin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nubbin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ