cub

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See also: Cub, CUB, cúb, and чуб

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kʌb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌb

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

a cub.

cub (plural cubs)

  1. A young fox.
  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.
  4. (slang) A young man who seeks relationships with older women, or "cougars".
  5. (obsolete) A stall for cattle.
    • (Can we date this quote by Landor and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I would rather have such [] in cubor kennel than in my closet or at my table.
  6. (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]

Noun[edit]

cub (plural cubs)

  1. Acronym of cashed up bogan.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From South Slavic; compare Serbo-Croatian ćȕba ‘tuft, crest’, Polish czub ‘crest; tip’.[1] Mann posits that the noun might be from Gothic 𐌸𐌹𐌿𐍆𐍃 (þiufs), although this is unlikely.[2]

Adjective[edit]

cub m (feminine cube)

  1. bobtailed, having a docked tail
  2. awnless (of grain)

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. mountain bandit, robber, brigand, highwayman
  2. (figuratively) crazy hero, crazy fool

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “cub”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 48
  2. ^ S. E. Mann, “The Indo-European Vowels in Albanian”, Language 26 (1950): 384.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cubus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cub m (plural cubs)

  1. cube (regular polyhedron having six square faces)
  2. (mathematics) cube (the third power of a number)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French cube, Latin cubus.

Noun[edit]

cub n (plural cuburi)

  1. cube