American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The short, stiff stalks of grain or hay remaining on a field after harvesting.
- n. Something resembling this material, especially the short growth of hair that eventually protrudes from the skin after shaving.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The lower ends of grain-stalks, collectively, left standing in the ground when the crop is cut; the covering of a harvested field of grain.
- n. Something resembling or analogous to stubble, especially a short rough beard, or the short hair on a cropped head. See stubbly.
- n. Same as stubble-cane.
- n. countable and uncountable short, coarse hair, especially on a man’s face.
- n. countable and uncountable the short stalks left in a field after crops have been harvested.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The stumps of wheat, rye, barley, oats, or buckwheat, left in the ground; the part of the stalk left by the scythe or sickle.
- n. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
- n. short stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a few days
- Middle English stuble, from Latin stupula ("stalk, straw"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English stuble, from Old French estuble, from Latin stupula, stupla, variant of stipula, straw. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If I have on the right (or, I guess, wrong) sort of underwear, the stubble is like Velcro and I have to rip my undies off every time I go to the bathroom.”
“I definitely think stubble is the way to go for him.”
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“OR amount of stubble is proportionate to job satisfaction. who wants to work somewhere that makes shave. you might as well say employablity is proportionate to cost of your tie/suit instead of saying casual attire/comfortablity of dress is proportionate to job satisfaction”
“[Page 49] poor souls were driven forth to gather in stubble for mixing with their clay; and yet how they were required to give in as large a tale of bricks at the end of each day's work as if the straw had been duly provided.”
“When the stubble is driven by the wind it will rest, at last, under some hedge, in some ditch or other; but he prays that they might not only be driven away as stubble, but burnt up as stubble.”
“Cary Grant with two week’s worth of stubble is a drunken bum.”
“The way you’d be covered in stubble and unwashed to the point where you can smell your own skin.”
“Burning the stubble is the easiest and cheapest way to clear the land and put potassium into the soil.”
“And I will scatter them as stubble, which is carried away by the wind in the desert.”
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