- stub axle,
- stub nail,
- stubborn as a mule
Origin of stubble
Examples from the Web for stubble
There was lots of heavy makeup,” Sheppard says, “to cover up the stubble.‘Shit Girls Say’: Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard Spin Book From Meme|Anna Klassen|September 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He dips his brush into the green paint and giggles, saying that my stubble makes this harder.
He compliments us on our stubble, and we are pleased by this.Oscars 2011: Red Carpet and Vanity Fair Party Photos|Jacob Bernstein|February 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Jim Jones is a Harlem rapper with lots of stubble and sleepy eyes.
It will all turn to stubble and sapless rigidity before his eyes.How to Observe|Harriet Martineau
He had already put one of the young mice in his trousers pocket when the mother reappeared out of the stubble beside the nest.
He scratched his stubble of hair, and contemplatively traced a crimson scar with his forefinger.The Cruise of the Shining Light|Norman Duncan
His clothes were rags, upon his face there was a stubble of unshaven red, which made the pallor about his eyes more pronounced.Gunman's Reckoning|Max Brand
Sheep ran across the stubble, a camel got up, and Kit saw a small hole in the tent.Kit Musgrave's Luck|Harold Bindloss
- the stubs of stalks left in a field where a crop has been cut and harvested
- (as modifier)a stubble field
Word Origin for stubble
c.1300, "stumps of grain stalks left in the ground after reaping," from Old French estuble "stubble" (French éteule), from Latin stupla, reduced form of stipula "stalk, straw;" related to stipes "trunk, stick." Applied from c.1600 to bristles on a man's unshaven face.