nubby

[nuhb-ee]
Also knubby, nubbed, knubbed.

Origin of nubby

First recorded in 1875–80; nub + -y1
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nubby

adjective
  1. having small lumps or protuberances; knobbly
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Word Origin and History for nubby
adj.

1876, from nub + -y (2).

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