Anglo-Norman stuble, estuble, from Old French estoble, esteule (whence Modern French éteule), from Latin stipula (“stalk, straw”). Cognate with Dutch stoppel, Central German Stoppel, Upper German Stupfel.
- (countable and uncountable) Short, coarse hair, especially on a man’s face.
- (countable and uncountable) The short stalks left in a field after crops have been harvested.
short, coarse hair
short stalks left in a field after harvest