cub

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See also: Cub, CUB, and cúb

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin unknown. Perhaps compare Old Norse (Icelandic) kobbi (seal), Old Irish cuib (whelp)[1].

Noun[edit]

a cub.

cub (plural cubs)

  1. A young fox.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.32:
      a Childe of Lacedemon suffered all his belly and gutts to be torne out by a Cubbe or young Foxe, which he had stolne, and kept close under his garment, rather then he would discover his theft.
  2. (by extension) The young of certain other animals, including the bear, wolf, lion and tiger.
  3. (humorous or derogatory) A child, especially an awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy.
    • Shakespeare
      O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be / When time hath sowed a drizzle on thy case?
  4. (obsolete) A stall for cattle.
    • Landor
      I would rather have such [] in cubor kennel than in my closet or at my table.
  5. (obsolete) A cupboard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Laud to this entry?)
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Verb[edit]

cub (third-person singular simple present cubs, present participle cubbing, simple past and past participle cubbed)

  1. To give birth to cubs
  2. To hunt fox cubs
  3. (obsolete) To shut up or confine.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burton to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Acronym[edit]

cub

  1. cashed up bogan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology of cub in Online Etymology Dictionary

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from East-Germanic, possibly from Gothic þiufs (þiufs), or a semantic derivative of cub 'short tailed'[1].

Noun[edit]

cub m (indefinite plural cuba, definite singular cubi, definite plural cubat)

  1. robber, brigand

References[edit]

  1. ^ “cub” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 48

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cubus.

Noun[edit]

cub m (plural cubs)

  1. cube

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French cube, Latin cubus.

Noun[edit]

cub n (plural cuburi)

  1. cube