[ tuhb ]
/ tʌb /


verb (used with object), tubbed, tub·bing.

to place or keep in a tub.
British Informal. to bathe in a bathtub.

verb (used without object), tubbed, tub·bing.

British Informal. to bathe oneself in a bathtub.
Informal. to undergo washing, especially without damage, as a fabric: This cotton print tubs well.

Origin of tub

1350–1400; Middle English tubbe (noun) < Middle Dutch tobbe; cognate with Middle Low German tubbe, tobbe

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British Dictionary definitions for tub


/ (tʌb) /


verb tubs, tubbing or tubbed

British informal to wash (oneself or another) in a tub
(tr) to keep or put in a tub

Derived Forms

tubbable, adjectivetubber, noun

Word Origin for tub

C14: from Middle Dutch tubbe
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