Definition of nubbin
1 : something (such as an ear of corn) that is small for its kind, stunted, undeveloped, or imperfect
2 : a small usually projecting part or bit
3 : nub 3
Examples of nubbin in a Sentence
had only a nubbin of crayon left
this nubbin of the intelligence report is the prediction that the country's government will soon fall
Recent Examples of nubbin from the Web
With all the attention paid to Donald Trump’s many obsessions—crowd size, ratings size, the size of his little nubbins—his fixation on Time magazine may have been overlooked.
The cable is in fact a disguised extension piece, and the round nubbin contains the electronics.
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Origin and Etymology of nubbin
perhaps diminutive of nub
First Known Use: 1692See Words from the same year
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