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nubby

[nuhb-ee] /ˈnʌb i/
adjective, nubbier, nubbiest.
1.
having nubs; knobby or lumpy.
Also, knubby, nubbed, knubbed.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; nub + -y1
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nubby

/ˈnʌbɪ/
adjective
1.
having small lumps or protuberances; knobbly
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Word Origin and History for nubby
adj.

1876, from nub + -y (2).

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