Origin of nub
Related Words for nubcrux, upshot, heart, substance, meat, kernel, nitty-gritty, essence, point, pith, short, basic, nucleus, nubbin, node, knob, bulge, swelling, protuberance, lump
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In vain the mate and Nub looked around on every side in the hope of seeing it.
“Ay, Massa Shobbrok, you can never pray for too much,” said Nub.
Nub gazed at the creature, but his courage did not fail him.
“I no tink we lose our dinner, though,” said Nub, as he got to the bottom.
“We go to get fresh water, and be back soon wid it,” said Nub as they passed.
Word Origin for nub
"knob, lump, bump," 1590s, variant of dialectal knub, probably a variant of knob. Figurative meaning "point, gist" first recorded 1834.