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nobby

[nob-ee] /ˈnɒb i/
adjective, nobbier, nobbiest. British Slang.
1.
fashionable or elegant; stylish; chic.
2.
excellent; first-rate.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; nob2 + -y1
Related forms
nobbily, adverb
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Examples for nobby
  • The central character, nobby, is a middleaged man who suffers from chronic hemorrhoids.
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nobby

adjective

Stylish; fashionable; smart: Polo shirts, nobby ties/ In 1903 Larkin picked up a nobby one-cylinder Winton

[1788+; fr nob]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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