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Etymology 1[edit]

nub (small lump or knob) +‎ -let


nublet (plural nublets)

  1. A small nub or protrusion.
    • 1995, Carol Higgins Clark, Iced, Warner Books (2009), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      “What I've been thinking about is that customer you told me about who brought in the pants with the green nublets on them.”
    • 2011, Colin Baines, Harry Cocque: That's Reet Boy!, Matador (2011), →ISBN, page 77:
      I particularly enjoyed watching Fanny Muffet serving behind the bar in a blouse cut so low you could almost see her nublets.
    • 2013, Hannah Weyer, On the Come Up, Nan A. Talese (2013), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      AnnMarie's shirt had got ripped clear down the front, her ta-tas hanging out, even though they was just little nublets blowing in the wind.

Etymology 2[edit]

nub (newbie) +‎ -let


nublet (plural nublets)

  1. (Internet slang, derogatory) An especially inexperienced or annoying noob.
    • 2006 March 8, Mo, “Re: Neon Genesis Evangelion - wth?”, in rec.arts.anime.misc, Usenet[1]:
      And all you EVA nublets, watch the series, THEN talk.
    • 2007, Game Informer Magazine, Volume 17, Issues 4-7, page 81:
      And, now that we think about it, reanimating the husks of fallen Avatar walkers with engineers and using them to literally rip apart the enemy's tank brigade gets across the fact that your opponent is, in fact, a little "nublet" who needs to "l2p."
    • 2010, Harrison Dahme, "Starcraft II: The Long Awaited Sequel", The Howl (Woodsworth College), Volume 3, Number 5, 1 November 2010, page 8:
      When I was twelve, I spent endless hours in my basement blasting through hordes of nublets, perfecting my build order.