Will you, when refused entrance at the front door, go in at the rear and hobnob with the servants?
He'd not turn from the duty intrusted to him to hobnob with a Prince of the Blood.
There were even ladies in bonnets, as if they had run in neighborly to hobnob an hour with Iwakura.
You would not wish to insult me by refusing to hobnob with me?
Four pleasanter men do not now exist in the bosom of the earth, than the friends with whom we are now on the hobnob.
Here on the road they are as good as any; they hobnob with the rose.
It sometimes happens that a stray wolf will hobnob with the dogs, and litters of half wolf, half dog have been born at the posts.
Jacinto Quesada had not stopped in passing to hobnob with the Gypsies.
Again I am struck by the familiar way in which the Russians hobnob with the Mongols.
To go and hobnob with the Chambannes and their friends, that would be the last straw!
1763, "to drink to each other," from hob and nob (1756) "to toast each other by turns, to buy alternate rounds of drinks," from c.1550 hab nab "to have or have not, hit or miss," probably ultimately from Old English habban, nabban "have, not have," with the negative particle ne- attached, as was customary. Modern sense of "socialize" is 1866. Related: Hobnobbed; hobnobbing.