slub

verb
\ ˈsləb How to pronounce slub (audio) \
slubbed; slubbing

Definition of slub

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to draw out and twist (slivers of wool, cotton, etc.) slightly

slub

noun

Definition of slub (Entry 2 of 2)

: a soft thick uneven section in a yarn or thread

Examples of slub in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun A blue slub check shirt ($55) and silver shot tie bar ($15) will look quite nice. Alison S. Cohn, New York Times, "Let the Countdown to Summer Begin," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of slub

Verb

1834, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slub

Verb

back-formation from slubbing

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“Slub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slub. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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