Nubbin
Nubbin Nub"bin, n. A small or imperfect ear of maize. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • nubbin — (n.) stunted ear of corn, 1690s, American English dim. of NUB (Cf. nub). General sense of small piece is from 1857 …   Etymology dictionary

  • nubbin — [nub′in] n. [dim. of NUB] ☆ 1. a small or imperfect ear of Indian corn 2. anything small or undeveloped [nubbins of coal] …   English World dictionary

  • nubbin — noun a) A stub, especially a stub of undeveloped corn or fruit or nipple. As an avid button collector, I have had to develop an efficient way of removing the nubbin of thread from the button hole. b) A small protuberance, bud, bu …   Wiktionary

  • nubbin — When someone s ribs stick out at a point on the chest. It ain t lovin unless it s from the nubbin …   Dictionary of american slang

  • nubbin — When someone s ribs stick out at a point on the chest. It ain t lovin unless it s from the nubbin …   Dictionary of american slang

  • nubbin — noun Etymology: perhaps diminutive of nub Date: 1692 1. something (as an ear of Indian corn) that is small for its kind, stunted, undeveloped, or imperfect 2. a small usually projecting part or bit 3. nub 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nubbin — bass (Micropterus spp., Centrarchidae) too short to meet tournament standards; usually less than 14 inches (ca. 36 cm). Also called baby, dink, throw back, pop corn, and slick …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • nubbin — /nub in/, n. 1. a small lump or stunted piece; stub. 2. a small or imperfect ear of corn. 3. an undeveloped fruit. [1685 95, Amer.; perh. NUB + in, var. of ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • nubbin — Synonyms and related words: bantam, banty, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boss, bow, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burden, burl, button, cahot, chine, chit, clump, condyle, convex, core, crux, diminutive, dowel, ear, featherweight …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nubbin — nÊŒbɪn n. undeveloped fruit; small ear of corn …   English contemporary dictionary

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