(comparative more cubbish, superlative most cubbish)
- Reminiscent of a cub, i.e. shy and naive.
cub + -ish
Variant of cub
- a young fox, wolf, bear, lion, tiger, whale, etc.
- an inexperienced, awkward youth
- Old-fashioned a novice newspaper reporter
- Cub Scout
Origin of cubEarly Modern English cubbe, young fox ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old Irish cuib, whelp