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nob

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[ nob ]
/ nɒb /
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noun

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

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Origin of nob

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH nob

knob, nob

Definition for nob (2 of 2)

nob2
[ 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)

nob1
/ (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)

nob2
/ (nɒb) /

noun

slang, mainly British a person of social distinction

Derived forms of nob

nobby, adjectivenobbily, adverb

Word Origin for nob

C19: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for nob (3 of 4)

nob3
/ (nɒb) /

noun

slang the head

Word Origin for nob

C17: perhaps a variant of knob

British Dictionary definitions for nob (4 of 4)

nob4
/ (nɒb) /

noun

a variant spelling of knob (def. 4) taboo
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