nubbin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps nub +‎ -in.

Noun[edit]

nubbin (plural nubbins)

  1. A stub, especially a stub of undeveloped corn or fruit or nipple.
  2. (informal) A small protuberance, bud, bump, or knob.
    As an avid button collector, I have had to develop an efficient way of removing the nubbin of thread from the buttonhole.
  3. (slang) The clitoris.

References[edit]

  • nubbin in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • nubbin” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  • nubbin” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
  • nubbin” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈnubːiːn/

Adjective[edit]

nubbin

  1. essive of nubbi