Definition of tub
- a tub of butter
We let the pans soak overnight in a tub of soapy water.
The bathroom has a shower and tub.
She ate the whole tub of ice cream.
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First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a wide container used to hold something
: the amount that a tub will hold
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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