Origin of nob1
Can be confusedknob nob
Definition for nobs (2 of 2)
noun Chiefly British Slang.
Origin of nob2
Examples from the Web for nobs
Later, in the strikes of that time, the workmen who accepted lower wages were called snobs; those who held out for higher, nobs.The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc|Thomas de Quincey
None of your "kitchen lancers" for us hamlet folk; we leave that kind of thing to the swells and nobs.A Cotswold Village|J. Arthur Gibbs
If the nobs have gone back on you, there are still a great many pug-lovers left.A Boswell of Baghdad|E. V. Lucas
At length, having gone some way through the forest, Nobs began to look about him attentively.Hurricane Hurry|W.H.G. Kingston
"Snobs," an its antithesis, "nobs," arose among the internal factions of shoe-makers perhaps ten years later.