nubbin

noun
nub·​bin | \ˈnə-bən \

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

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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

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First Known Use of nubbin

1692, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nubbin

perhaps diminutive of nub

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