nob

1
[ nob ]
/ nɒb /

noun

Slang. the head.
Cribbage. Sometimes his nobs. the jack of the same suit as the card turned up, counting one to the holder.

Origin of nob

1
First recorded in 1690–1700; perhaps variant of knob

Can be confused

knob nob

Definition for nob (2 of 2)

nob

2
[ nob ]
/ nɒb /

noun Chiefly British Slang.

a person of wealth or social importance.

Origin of nob

2
1745–55; earlier knabb (Scots), nab; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for nob (1 of 4)

nob

1
/ (nɒb) /

noun cribbage

the jack of the suit turned up
one for his nob the call made with this jack, scoring one point

Word Origin for nob

C19: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for nob (2 of 4)

nob

2
/ (nɒb) /

noun

slang, mainly British a person of social distinction

Derived Forms

nobby, adjectivenobbily, adverb

Word Origin for nob

C19: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for nob (3 of 4)

nob

3
/ (nɒb) /

noun

slang the head

Word Origin for nob

C17: perhaps a variant of knob

British Dictionary definitions for nob (4 of 4)

nob

4
/ (nɒb) /

noun

a variant spelling of knob (def. 4) taboo
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