- a knob or lump
- a small piece
- Informal the point of a story or gist of a matter
Origin of nubvariant, variety of knub, for knob
- A protuberance or knob.
- A small lump.
- The essence; the core: the nub of a story.
Origin of nubVariant of knub probably from Low German knubbe from Middle Low German variant of knobbe
(third-person singular simple present nubs, present participle nubbing, simple past and past participle nubbed)
Either directly from Middle Low German, or from knub, from a Middle Low German word (compare Low German Knubbel, Knobbel (“knot; lump")). Compare knob.
- (Internet, slang) A noob; a newcomer or incompetent.
- He can't even make himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? What a nub.
Variant spelling of noob.