Origin of stubbed
- a short projecting part.
- a short remaining piece, as of a pencil, candle, or cigar.
- (in a checkbook, receipt book, etc.) the inner end of each leaf, for keeping a record of the content of the part filled out and torn away.
- the returned portion of a ticket.
- the end of a fallen tree, shrub, or plant left fixed in the ground; stump.
- something having a short, blunt shape, especially a short-pointed, blunt pen.
- stub nail.
- something having the look of incomplete or stunted growth, as a horn of an animal.
- Bridge. a part-score.
- to strike accidentally against a projecting object: I stubbed my toe against the step.
- to extinguish the burning end of (a cigarette or cigar) by crushing it against a solid object (often followed by out): He stubbed out the cigarette in the ashtray.
- to clear of stubs, as land.
- to dig up by the roots; grub up (roots).
Origin of stub1
Examples from the Web for stubbed
Crocs, the colorful clog company long loathed by fashionistas, has stubbed its toe again.Crocs Stock Falls on Critical Research Report
August 8, 2013
The prowler had stubbed his stockinged toe against a chair leg.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
At the head of the steps he stubbed his toe and down he went head first.Frank Merriwell's Cruise
Burt L. Standish
She paused for half a minute, then stubbed out her cigarette and shrugged.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
He stubbed out the cigarette and summoned the robot to give him another.A Slave is a Slave
Henry Beam Piper
To think how the lot of us were hoed, and stubbed, and grubbed!The Immortal
- a short piece remaining after something has been cut, removed, etca cigar stub
- the residual piece or section of a receipt, ticket, cheque, etc
- US and Canadian the part of a cheque, postal order, receipt, etc, detached and retained as a record of the transactionAlso called (in Britain) counterfoil
- any short projection or blunted end
- the stump of a tree or plant
- to strike (one's toe, foot, etc) painfully against a hard surface
- (usually foll by out) to extinguish (a cigarette or cigar) by pressing the end against a surface
- to clear (land) of stubs
- to dig up (the roots) of (a tree or bush)
Word Origin and History for stubbed
Old English stybb "stump of a tree," from Proto-Germanic *stubjaz (cf. Middle Dutch stubbe, Old Norse stubbr), from PIE root *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). Extended in Middle English to other short, thick things. The verb sense of "strike (one's toe) against" something is first recorded 1848. Meaning "to extinguish a cigarette" is from 1927. Related: Stubbed; stubbing.