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- cubbe (obsolete)
cub (plural cubs)
- A young fox.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 32, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes […], book II, London: […] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], →OCLC:
- 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.
- (by extension) The young of certain other animals, including the bear, wolf, lion and tiger.
- (humorous or derogatory) A child, especially an awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy.
- c. 1601–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “Twelfe Night, or What You Will”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene i]:
- O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be / When time hath sowed a grizzle on thy case?
- (slang) A young man who seeks relationships with older women, or "cougars".
- Jason is only 15 and his girlfriend is 23, he's quite a cub.
- (obsolete) A stall for cattle.
- 1824, Walter Savage Landor, “Conversation XIII. Peter Leopold and President Du Paty.”, in Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, volume I, London: […] Taylor and Hessey, […], →OCLC, page 193:
- [...] I would rather have such a good mother in cub or kennel, than in my closet, or at my table.
- Synonym of
- 1978, The Journalism Quarterly, volume 55, page 652:
- Swain has interviewed 67 reporters on 16 metropolitan dailies in 10 cities — from cubs to veterans — who talk candidly […]
- 2018, Randall S. Sumpter, Before Journalism Schools:
- […] from competing publications and the editors of publications that might buy freelance material from cubs.
- (furry fandom) A furry character who is a child.
the young of certain animals
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- To give birth to cubs.
- To hunt fox cubs.
- 1943, Stuart Palmer, The Puzzle of the Silver Persian:
- He knew that, only a few hours from London, the Hunt was cubbing over his ancestral and much-mortgaged acres, while his own horse ate its head off in a stable.
- (obsolete) To shut up or confine.
cub (plural cubs)
- Acronym of .
- cub fos (etymologically unrelated)
cub (feminine cube)
- bobtailed, having a docked tail
- awnless (of grain)
cub m (plural cubs)
cub n (plural cuburi)
- A small gull.
- Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 32