Examples of stubble in a Sentence
He ran his hand over his stubble.
Recent Examples of stubble from the Web
Turner pointed out a series of triangular wedges in a slope rising 1,000 feet above the road and covered with the stubble of yucca and rabbitbrush.
Designer stubble, on the other hand, is sported by debonair gents like myself.
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Origin and Etymology of stubble
Middle English stuble, from Anglo-French estuble, from Latin stupula stalk, straw, alteration of stipula — more at stipule
First Known Use: 14th century
STUBBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stubble for English Language Learners
: short hairs growing from the face of a man who has not shaved very recently
: the short ends of crops left in the ground after the crops have been cut down
STUBBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of stubble for Students
1 : a short growth of beard
2 : the short ends of crops and especially cereal grasses remaining attached to the ground after harvest
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