Simple Definition of stubble
: short hairs growing from the face of a man who has not shaved very recently
: the short ends of crops left in the ground after the crops have been cut down
Examples of stubble in a sentence
He ran his hand over his stubble.
Origin of stubble
Middle English stuble, from Anglo-French estuble, from Latin stupula stalk, straw, alteration of stipula — more at stipule
First Known Use: 14th century
STUBBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of stubble for Students
1 : a short growth of beard
2 : the short ends of crops and especially cereal grasses remaining attached to the ground after harvest
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