Cub, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Cubbed (kŭbd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cubbing.] To bring forth; -- said of animals, or in contempt, of persons. “Cubb'd in a cabin.”
1. A stall for cattle. [Obs.]
I would rather have such . . . .in cub or kennel than in my closet or at my table. --Landor.
2. A cupboard. [Obs.]
Cub, v. t. To shut up or confine. [Obs.]
1. A young animal, esp. the young of the bear.
2. Jocosely or in contempt, a boy or girl, esp. an awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy.
O, thou dissembling cub! what wilt thou be
When time hath sowed a grizzle on thy case? --Shak.
n 1: an awkward and inexperienced youth [syn: greenhorn, rookie]
2: a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy) [syn: lad,
laddie, sonny, sonny boy]
3: the young of certain carnivorous mammals such as the bear or
wolf or lion [syn: young carnivore]
v : give birth to cubs; "bears cub every year"
[also: cubbing, cubbed]