Pronunciation Noun

nub (plural nubs)

  1. (obsolete) The innermost section of a chrysalis in a silk cocoon.
  2. A small lump or knob.
  3. The essence or core of an issue, argument etc.
    Synonyms: crux, gist, Thesaurus:gist
    What do you think is the nub of the problem?
    • 1897, Mark Twain [pseudonym; Samuel Langhorne Clemens], How to Tell a Story:
      Here the narrator bursts into explosion after explosion of thunderous horse-laughter, repeating that nub from time to time through his gaspings and shriekings and suffocatings.
  4. (slang) The clitoris.
    • 2007, Melissa MacNeal, Hot for It, ISBN 075821412X, page 198:
      “ — and then rub her nub with the bridge of your nose, right where the nerve will drive her straight to the ceiling!”
    • 2008, Arianna Hart, A Man for Marley, ISBN 1599986388, page 82:
      When he used his fingers to rub her nub, he didn't have to wait anymore. She exploded for the second time that morning,...
    • 2010, Beverly Rae, Wild Cat, ISBN 1609282442, page 81:
      He stroked her, using her movements to increase the pressure on her nub, catching her between his fingers.
Translations Translations Verb

nub (nubs, present participle nubbing; past and past participle nubbed)

  1. (baseball) To hit the ball weakly.
  2. To push; to nudge.
  3. To beckon.
Pronunciation Noun

nub (plural nubs)

  1. (Internet slang) A noob; a newcomer or incompetent.
    He can't even make himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? What a nub.

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