nubby


nub·by

adjective \ˈnə-bē\
nub·bi·ernub·bi·est

Definition of NUBBY

1
:  having or being like nubbles
2
:  having nubs <a nubby knit fabric>

Examples of NUBBY

  1. <a nubby yarn that produces bumpy fabrics when woven>

Origin of NUBBY

nub + 1-y
First Known Use: circa 1876

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