[ kuhb ]
/ kʌb /
the young of certain animals, as the bear, lion, or tiger.
a young shark.
a young and inexperienced person, especially a callow youth or young man.
a young person serving as an apprentice.
verb (used without object), cubbed, cub·bing.
to work as a cub reporter.
(of a female bear, lion, tiger, etc.) to give birth to a cub or cubs.
to hunt fox cubs.
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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 cubcubbish, adjective
Definition for cub (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for cub (1 of 2)
/ (kʌb) /
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 cubcubbish, 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)
/ (kʌb) /
short for Cub Scout
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