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nubby

[ nuhb-ee ]

adjective

, nub·bi·er, nub·bi·est.
  1. having nubs; knobby or lumpy.


ˈnubby

/ ˈnʌbɪ /

adjective

  1. having small lumps or protuberances; knobbly


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nubby1

First recorded in 1875–80; nub + -y 1

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Example Sentences

Instead, they have a set of long arms and one of nubby short arms.

Trim trousers in nubby shades of lilac were paired with jackets in iridescent hues of melon.

I know of one beautiful stump on which the buyer wanted permission to remove part of its bark to see if it had nubby growth.

Ain't seen nothing like it lately, everybody knowed Tucky-Nubby.

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