from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A protuberance or knob.
  • n. A small lump.
  • n. The essence; the core: the nub of a story.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The innermost section of a chrysalis in a silk cocoon.
  • n. A small lump or knob.
  • n. The essence or core of an issue, argument etc.
  • n. The clitoris.
  • v. To hit the ball weakly.
  • n. A noob; a newcomer or incompetent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or gist, as of a story.
  • transitive v. To push; to nudge; also, to beckon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To push.
  • To beckon.
  • To hang (Davies); nab.
  • n. A knob; a protuberance.
  • n. In cotton- and wool-carding, a snarl; an entanglement; a knot; a knub.
  • n. Point; pith; gist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • n. a small lump or protuberance
  • n. a small piece


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Variant of knub, probably from Low German knubbe, from Middle Low German, variant of knobbe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Either directly from Middle Low German, or from knub, from a Middle Low German word (compare Low German Knubbel, Knobbel ("knot; lump")). Compare knob.

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Variant spelling of noob.


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