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stub

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[ stuhb ]
/ stʌb /
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noun
verb (used with object), stubbed, stub·bing.
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Origin of stub

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English noun stubb(e), Old English stybb, stubb, stebb “tree stump”; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stubbe, Old Norse stubbi; akin to Old Norse stūfr “stump”; the verb is derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM stub

stubber, noun

Other definitions for stub (2 of 2)

stub2
[ stuhb ]
/ stʌb /

adjective

Origin of stub

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First recorded in 1705–15; special use of stub1
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British Dictionary definitions for stub

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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