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Etymology 1[edit]

From jujube, from Ancient Greek ζίζυφον (zízuphon).


jube (plural jubes)

  1. A type of gelatine-based confection; its ingredients and consistency vary between countries.
    • 1883, E. Skuse, The Confectioners′ Hand-Book and Practical Guide to the Art of Sugar Boiling, page 55,
      As the scum forms on the top remove it, or the jubes will not be clear.
    • 1940, Australian Parliament, Parliamentary Debates, Volume 163, Part 2, page 1738,
      [] for example, barley sugar, menthol jubes, honey and glycerine jubes, eucalyptus jubes, voice jubes, &c).
    • 2005, Council of Australian Food Technology Associations, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Food Australia: Official Journal of CAFTA and AIFST, Volume 57, page 374,
      Unlike other jellies and jubes, which are made with gelatine, Pectin Jellies are made with natural pectin.
    • 2008, Tim Bowden, Down Under in the Top End: Penelope Heads North, page xix,
      Ros′s father′s main preoccupations in his nursing home were to have a box of man-sized tissues beside his bed and plenty of his favourite fruit-flavoured jubes beside the jumbo Kleenex.
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Etymology 2[edit]

French jubé.


jube (plural jubes)

  1. Alternative spelling of jubé (rood screen)
    • 1932, Henry Suzzallo, William Waite Beardsley, “Jube”, entry in The National encyclopedia, Volume 6, page 19,
      In the 13th century the jube became primarily a screen enclosing the choir, [] .
    • 2009, Arthur Leon Imbert De Saint-Amand, The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X, page 66,
      In the middle of the nave was erected a magnificent jube, where the throne of Charles X. was placed.

Etymology 3[edit]

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(UK) IPA(key): /dʒuːb/


jube (plural jubes)

  1. An open drainage channel of a type common in Tehran.
    • 1951, Elizabeth Carr, Quickened Tempo in Tehran, The American Foreign Service Journal, Volume 28, page 38,
      The seasons in Tehran are colored with torpor. [] Fear the narrow, icy streets with their treacherous jubes on either side.
    • 2000, R. C. Frew, N. Khakpour, Construction of the Khayam Tunnel of the Tehran Main Drainage Scheme, Jian Zhao, J. Nicholas Shirlaw, Rajan Krishnan (editors), Tunnels and Underground Structures: Proceedings of the International Conference, page 149,
      The existing provision for storm water drainage comprises lined open channels known locally as jubes. The jubes were originally constructed to perform the dual functions of surface water drainage and irrigation of roadside planting within the city.
    • 2005, Bill Burke, Adventures in the Middle East, Near East, And North Africa, unnumbered page,
      They merely didn′t comprehend that treated city tap water was safer than well or jube water. Moreover, we thought it was bizarre when we observed household servants in the affluent northside washing their villa′s dishes in the jubes.
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Possibly onomatopoetic.


jube (genitive jubeda, partitive jubedat)

  1. horrible, terrible, scary
  2. (colloquial) big, terrible (expresses the intensity of something)
    Ta on jube ihnuskoi.
    He's a terrible miser.




  1. (colloquial) very, really




  1. second-person singular present active imperative of jubeō