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neb

[neb] /nɛb/
noun, Scot.
1.
a bill or beak, as of a bird.
2.
the nose, especially of an animal.
3.
the tip or pointed end of anything.
4.
the nib of a pen.
5.
Obsolete. a person's mouth.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English nebbe, Old English nebb, cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle Low German nebbe, Old Norse nef. See nib

Neb.

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British Dictionary definitions for neb

neb

/nɛb/
noun (archaic or dialect)
1.
(mainly Scot & Northern English) the peak of a cap
2.
the beak of a bird or the nose or snout of an animal
3.
a person's mouth or nose
4.
the projecting part or end of anything
5.
  1. a peak, esp in N England
  2. a prominent gritstone overhang
Word Origin
Old English nebb; related to Old Norse nef, Old High German snabul (German Schnabel)

NEB

abbreviation
1.
New English Bible
2.
(the former) National Enterprise Board
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Word Origin and History for neb
neb
"beak or bill of a bird," O.E. nebb "beak, nose, face," common Gmc. (cf. O.N. nef "beak, nose," Ger. Schnabel "beak," O.Fris. snavel "mouth"), perhaps somehow connected with the source of nave (2).
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Slang definitions & phrases for neb

nebbish

noun

A person without charm, interesting qualities, talent, etc; wimp: ''Nebbish'' is simply the one in the crowd that you always forget to introduce/ Don't be a nebbish/ poor little nebs like Julian

[1941+; fr Yiddish fr Czech neboky]


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Related Abbreviations for neb

NEB

New English Bible

Neb.

Nebraska
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