nubby

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adjective nub·by \ˈnə-bē\

Definition of nubby

nubbier

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nubbiest

  1. 1 :  having or being like nubbles

  2. 2 :  having nubs a nubby knit fabric

Examples of nubby in a sentence

  1. a nubby yarn that produces bumpy fabrics when woven

Origin and Etymology of nubby

nub + 1-y


First Known Use: 1864


NUBBY Defined for Kids

nubby

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adjective nub·by \ˈnə-bē\

Definition of nubby for Students

nubbier

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nubbiest

  1. :  having small knobs or lumps nubby tires



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