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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUB

People can talk all they want to about your bein' just a dub—I won't believe 'em.

It's the thing to be alive in athletics and a dub in everything else.

Going to a turf pit, he dipped both hands in the dub, and brought some water.

Really, Miss Knowles, you must think me a good deal of a dub.

I am nothing but a dub—and you—they say are rich—but some day I'm going to be something else.

You'll probably see me relegated to the scrub, sub or dub class.

Not that I feared death; no man who ever knew me could dub me coward.

Perhaps that explains why we dub persons who are passé "lemons."

There's a dub at every door, and before some doors there's twa.

There was ne'er a gude toun but there was a dub at the end o't.

WORD ORIGIN

"give a name to," originally "make a knight," from late Old English dubbian "knight by striking with a sword" (11c.), a late word, perhaps borrowed from Old French aduber "equip with arms, adorn" (11c.) of uncertain origin, but there are phonetic difficulties. Meaning "provided with a name" is from 1590s. Related: Dubbed; dubbing.

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