cub (plural cubs)
- A young fox.
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, chapter 32, in The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:
- a Childe of Lacedemon suffered all his belly and gutts to be torne out by a Cubbe or young Foxe, which he had stolne, and kept close under his garment, rather then he would discover his theft.
- (by extension) The young of certain other animals, including the bear, wolf, lion and tiger.
- (humorous or derogatory) A child, especially an awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy.
- O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be / When time hath sowed a grizzle on thy case?
- (slang) A young man who seeks relationships with older women, or "cougars".
- (obsolete) A stall for cattle.
- I would rather have such […] in cubor kennel than in my closet or at my table.
- (obsolete) A cupboard.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Laud to this entry?)
the young of certain animals
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- To give birth to cubs
- To hunt fox cubs
- (obsolete) To shut up or confine.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Burton to this entry?)
cub m (feminine cube)
- bobtailed, having a docked tail
- awnless (of grain)
cub m (plural cubs)