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Definition of 'nub'

Noun

  1. a small lump or protuberance
       Synonyms: nubble
  2. a small piece; "a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil"
       Synonyms: stub
  3. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
       Synonyms: kernel substance core center essence gist heart heart and soul inwardness marrow meat pith sum nitty-gritty


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