a broad, round, open, wooden container, usually made of staves held together by hoops and fitted around a flat bottom.
any of various containers resembling or suggesting a tub: a tub for washing clothes.
the amount a tub will hold.
Informal. a short and fat person.
Nautical. an old, slow, or clumsy vessel.
British Informal. a bath in a bathtub.
Mining. an ore car; tram.
Military Slang. a two-seat aircraft, especially a trainer.
verb (used with object), tubbed, tubbing.
to place or keep in a tub.
British Informal. to bathe in a bathtub.
verb (used without object), tubbed, tubbing.
British Informal. to bathe oneself in a bathtub.
Informal. to undergo washing, especially without damage, as a fabric: This cotton print tubs well.

1350–1400; Middle English tubbe (noun) < Middle Dutch tobbe; cognate with Middle Low German tubbe, tobbe

tubbable, adjective
tubber, noun
tublike, adjective
undertub, noun
untubbed, adjective
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tub (tʌb)
1.  a low wide open container, typically round, originally one made of wood and used esp for washing: now made of wood, plastic, metal, etc, and used in a variety of domestic and industrial situations
2.  a small plastic or cardboard container of similar shape for ice cream, margarine, etc
3.  another word (esp US and Canadian) for bath Also called: bathtub
4.  Also called: tubful the amount a tub will hold
5.  a clumsy slow boat or ship
6.  informal (in rowing) a heavy wide boat used for training novice oarsmen
7.  tram, Also called: hutch
 a.  a small vehicle on rails for carrying loads in a mine
 b.  a container for lifting coal or ore up a mine shaft; skip
vb , tubs, tubbing, tubbed
8.  informal (Brit) to wash (oneself or another) in a tub
9.  (tr) to keep or put in a tub
[C14: from Middle Dutch tubbe]

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Word Origin & History

"open wooden vessel," late 14c., from M.L.G., M.Du., or M.Flem. tubbe, of uncertain origin. Related to O.H.G. zubar "vessel with two handles, wine vessel," Ger. Zuber. Considered to be unrelated to L. tubus (see tube); one theory connects it to the root of
two based on the number of handles. Also 17c. slang for "pulpit;" hence tub-thumper (1662) "speaker or preacher who thumps the pulpit for emphasis."
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