Definition of nubby
1 : having or being like nubbles
2 : having nubs a nubby knit fabric
Examples of nubby in a Sentence
a nubby yarn that produces bumpy fabrics when woven
Recent Examples of nubby from the Web
Not only is their tee made from cotton woven in small batches on low-tension looms to give it a nubby finish and made entirely in the USA (including sewn in Los Angeles).
A thousand gingerbread ubermensch, their nubby nutmeg arms raised in salute, hail their leader: Gingerbread Hitler, with a licorice bite for a mustache.
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Origin and Etymology of nubby
nub + 1-y
First Known Use: 1864See Words from the same year
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Definition of nubby for Students
: having small knobs or lumps nubby tires
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