Meaning of “stub” in the English Dictionary

"stub" in American English

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stubnoun [ C ]

us /stʌb/

stub noun [ C ] (SHORT END)

the short end which is left after the main part of something has been used or removed, as of a pencil:

I put the ticket stubs in my pocket after we went into the theater.
adjective us /ˈstʌb·i/

A toddler’s legs are short and stubby.

stubverb [ T ]

us /stʌb/ -bb-

stub verb [ T ] (HURT)

to hit your foot or toe against a hard object:

I stubbed my toe on a rock.

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(Definition of “stub” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stub" in Business English

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stubnoun [ C ]

uk /stʌb/ us MONEY

the short piece of paper left in a cheque book after a cheque has been removed, used as a record of payment:

Filling in cheque stubs will help you identify where you can cut back.

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(Definition of “stub” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)