from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A protuberance or knob.
- n. A small lump.
- n. The essence; the core: the nub of a story.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A noob; a newcomer or incompetent.
- n. The innermost section of a chrysalis in a silk cocoon.
- n. A small lump or knob.
- n. The essence or core of an issue, argument etc.
- n. The clitoris.
- v. To hit the ball weakly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To push; to nudge; also, to beckon.
- n. A jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or gist, as of a story.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A knob; a protuberance.
- n. In cotton- and wool-carding, a snarl; an entanglement; a knot; a knub.
- n. Point; pith; gist.
- To push.
- To beckon.
- To hang (Davies); nab.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
- n. a small lump or protuberance
- n. a small piece
Variant of knub, probably from Low German knubbe, from Middle Low German, variant of knobbe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Variant spelling of noob. (Wiktionary)
Either directly from Middle Low German, or from knub, from a Middle Low German word (compare Low German Knubbel, Knobbel ("knot; lump")). Compare knob. (Wiktionary)