- having nubs; knobby or lumpy.
Also knubby, nubbed, knubbed.
Origin of nubby
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Examples from the Web for nubby
Trim trousers in nubby shades of lilac were paired with jackets in iridescent hues of melon.Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, and Comme des Garçons
March 4, 2012
I know of one beautiful stump on which the buyer wanted permission to remove part of its bark to see if it had nubby growth.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting
Northern Nut Growers Association
- having small lumps or protuberances; knobbly
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Word Origin and History for nubby
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