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cub

[kuhb]
noun
1.
the young of certain animals, as the bear, lion, or tiger.
2.
a young shark.
3.
a young and inexperienced person, especially a callow youth or young man.
4.
a young person serving as an apprentice.
7.
(initial capital letter) Trademark. Aeronautics. any small, light monoplane with a high wing, a single engine, and an enclosed cabin.
verb (used without object), cubbed, cubbing.
8.
to work as a cub reporter.
9.
(of a female bear, lion, tiger, etc.) to give birth to a cub or cubs.
10.
to hunt fox cubs.

Origin:
1520–30; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse kobbi young seal, kubbr stump, hence, short, thick-set person

cubbish, adjective
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cub (kʌb)
 
n
1.  the young of certain animals, such as the lion, bear, etc
2.  a young or inexperienced person
 
vb , cubs, cubbing, cubbed
3.  to give birth to (cubs)
 
[C16: perhaps from Old Norse kubbi young seal; see cob1]
 
'cubbish
 
adj
 
'cubbishly
 
adv

Cub (kʌb)
 
n
short for Cub Scout

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cub
1530, cubbe "young fox," perhaps from O.Ir. cuib "whelp," or from O.N. kobbi "seal." Extended to the young of bears, lions, etc., after 1596. Cub Scout is from 1922.
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