See also: Cub, CUB, cúb, and чуб

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kʌb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌb

Etymology 1Edit

Origin unknown. Perhaps compare Old Norse or Icelandic kobbi (seal), Old Irish cuib (whelp).[1]

NounEdit

 
a cub.

cub (plural cubs)

  1. A young fox.
  2. (by extension) The young of certain other animals, including the bear, wolf, lion and tiger.
  3. (humorous or derogatory) A child, especially an awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy.
  4. (slang) A young man who seeks relationships with older women, or "cougars".
  5. (obsolete) A stall for cattle.
  6. (obsolete) A cupboard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Laud to this entry?)
  7. Synonym of cub reporter
    • 1978, The Journalism Quarterly (volume 55, page 652)
      Swain has interviewed 67 reporters on 16 metropolitan dailies in 10 cities — from cubs to veterans — who talk candidly []
    • 2018, Randall S. Sumpter, Before Journalism Schools
      [] from competing publications and the editors of publications that might buy freelance material from cubs.
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TranslationsEdit
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VerbEdit

cub (third-person singular simple present cubs, present participle cubbing, simple past and past participle cubbed)

  1. To give birth to cubs
  2. To hunt fox cubs
  3. (obsolete) To shut up or confine.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burton to this entry?)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

cub (plural cubs)

  1. Acronym of cashed up bogan.

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AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From South Slavic; compare Serbo-Croatian ćȕba ‘tuft, crest’, Polish czub ‘crest; tip’.[1] Mann posits that the noun might be from Gothic 𐌸𐌹𐌿𐍆𐍃 (þiufs), although this is unlikely.[2]

AdjectiveEdit

cub m (feminine cube)

  1. bobtailed, having a docked tail
  2. awnless (of grain)

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

cub m (indefinite plural cuba, definite singular cubi, definite plural cubat)

  1. mountain bandit, robber, brigand, highwayman
  2. (figuratively) crazy hero, crazy fool

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “cub”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 48
  2. ^ S. E. Mann, “The Indo-European Vowels in Albanian”, Language 26 (1950): 384.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cubus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cub m (plural cubs)

  1. cube (regular polyhedron having six square faces)
  2. (mathematics) cube (the third power of a number)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French cube, Latin cubus.

NounEdit

cub n (plural cuburi)

  1. cube

YolaEdit

NounEdit

cub

  1. gull

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867) , William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN