Origin of nub
Examples from the Web for nub
Crippling weight loss and the task of adjusting to life as a single mom nearly wore me to a nub.
Or you could go whole hog like Nub Sweeney and just wear overalls.
Nub got out some of the blubber, which the rest of the party swallowed without making faces.
But oh, Nub, do you think papa and Walter can have been on board?
And, having drawn all possible satisfaction from the other's amazement, he sprang the nub of his joke with a grin.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
A common suffering united him and Nub, and when they could they helped each other.
Nub seized hold of the bows, while Walter jumped in, and with his cap began to bail out the water.
Word Origin for nub
"knob, lump, bump," 1590s, variant of dialectal knub, probably a variant of knob. Figurative meaning "point, gist" first recorded 1834.