nubbin

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noun nub·bin \ˈnə-bən\

Definition of nubbin

  1. 1 :  something (as an ear of 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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of nubbin

perhaps diminutive of nub


First Known Use: 1692



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