stub

1
[ stuhb ]
/ stʌb /

noun

verb (used with object), stubbed, stub·bing.

Origin of stub

1
before 1000; (noun) Middle English stubb(e), Old English stubb tree stump; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stubbe, Old Norse stubbi; akin to Old Norse stūfr stump; (v.) late Middle English stubben to dig up by the roots, clear stumps from (land), derivative of the noun

Related forms

stub·ber, noun

Definition for stub (2 of 2)

stub

2
[ stuhb ]
/ stʌb /

adjective

stocky; squat.

Origin of stub

2
First recorded in 1705–15; special use of stub1
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stub

/ (stʌb) /

noun


verb stubs, stubbing or stubbed (tr)

Word Origin for stub

Old English stubb; related to Old Norse stubbi, Middle Dutch stubbe, Greek stupos stem, stump
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