Definitions for nubnʌb
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the point, gist, or heart of something.
a knob or protuberance.
a small piece.
Origin of nub:
1585–95; < LG knubbe
a small lump or protuberance
a small piece
"a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil"
kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)
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"
to push; to nudge; also, to beckon
a jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or gist, as of a story