nubbin

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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 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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