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knobby

[nob-ee] /ˈnɒb i/
adjective, knobbier, knobbiest.
1.
full of or covered with knobs:
the knobby trunk of a tree.
2.
shaped like a knob.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; knob + -y1
Related forms
knobbiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for knobbiness

knobby

adj.

1540s, from knob + -y (2). Alternative form knobbly attested from 1859. Related: Knobbiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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