Origin of knub
- the point, gist, or heart of something.
- a knob or protuberance.
- a lump or small piece: a nub of coal; a nub of pencil.
- a small mass of fibers produced on a card, dyed brilliant colors, and introduced into yarn during the spinning process.
Origin of nub
- a small lump or protuberance
- a small piece or chunk
- the point or gistthe nub of a story
- a small fibrous knot in yarn
Word Origin and History for knub
"small lump," 1560s, probably cognate with Low German knubbe "knot, knob," Danish knub "block, log, stump" (cf. knob).
"knob, lump, bump," 1590s, variant of dialectal knub, probably a variant of knob. Figurative meaning "point, gist" first recorded 1834.