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cub

[ kuhb ]
/ kʌb /
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noun

verb (used without object), cubbed, cub·bing.

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Origin of cub

First recorded in 1520–30; perhaps from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse kobbi “young seal,” kubbr “stump,” hence, “short, thick-set person”

OTHER WORDS FROM cub

cubbish, adjective

Definition for cub (2 of 2)

cub.

abbreviation

cubic.
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British Dictionary definitions for cub (1 of 2)

cub
/ (kʌb) /

noun

the young of certain animals, such as the lion, bear, etc
a young or inexperienced person

verb cubs, cubbing or cubbed

to give birth to (cubs)

Derived forms of cub

cubbish, adjectivecubbishly, adverb

Word Origin for cub

C16: perhaps from Old Norse kubbi young seal; see cob 1

British Dictionary definitions for cub (2 of 2)

Cub
/ (kʌb) /

noun

short for Cub Scout
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