stubble

EnglishEdit

 
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Stubble on a face.
 
Stubble of maize.

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈstʌb.əl/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌbəl

NounEdit

stubble (usually uncountable, plural stubbles)

  1. (countable and uncountable) Short, coarse hair, especially on a man’s face.
  2. (countable and uncountable) The short stalks left in a field after crops have been harvested.

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