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Sub

clipping; noun
This is a common reference to the abbreviation of the subwoofer. The subwoofer is a complete loudspeaker, which is dedicated to the reproduction of low-pitched audio frequencies known as bass.
 
The term sub, is a clipping of the word subwoofer, where the first part "sub" is truncated from the rest of the word and used by itself to describe a loudspeaker. This clipping is then commonly used to describe speakers which emit "bass".
Etymology : Uncertain of fist use of term sub
Source : "Look at those subs." -Party goers at NOD
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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