Definition of nubby in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnʌbi/
(also nubbly)


chiefly US
(Of fabric) coarse or knobbly in texture: nubby blue cotton
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  • Features include a nubby texture in the fabric and black pearl buttons.
  • Our cat never scratches the couch and only focuses on the chair, I assume because it's more satisfying to have his claws stuck in the nubbly fabric.
  • Her fabrication ranges from rich tweed with nubby (yet soft to the touch) textures, silk crêpe, georgette, satin and various (heavy to light) jerseys.


Early 19th century (as nubbly): derivative of nubble.

Words that rhyme with nubby

chubby, clubby, cubby, grubby, hubby, scrubby, shrubby, stubby, tubby

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