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[nuhb-uh l]
  1. a small lump or piece.
  2. a small knob or protuberance.
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Origin of nubble

1810–20; nub + -le (diminutive suffix)
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Examples from the Web for nubble

Historical Examples

  • He was at the spring every day and boarded at the house of a neighbor, named Murch, who lived nearer to Nubble Hill than we did.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

    Charles Asbury Stephens

British Dictionary definitions for nubble


  1. a small lump
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Derived Formsnubbly, adjective

Word Origin

C19: diminutive of nub
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