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nob1

[nob] /nɒb/
noun
1.
Slang. the head.
2.
Cribbage.. Sometimes, his nobs. the jack of the same suit as the card turned up, counting one to the holder.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; perhaps variant of knob
Can be confused
knob, nob.

nob2

[nob] /nɒb/
noun, Chiefly British Slang.
1.
a person of wealth or social importance.
Origin
1745-55; earlier knabb (Scots), nab; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for nobs

nob1

/nɒb/
noun (cribbage)
1.
the jack of the suit turned up
2.
one for his nob, the call made with this jack, scoring one point
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin

nob2

/nɒb/
noun
1.
(slang, mainly Brit) a person of social distinction
Derived Forms
nobby, adjective
nobbily, adverb
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin

nob3

/nɒb/
noun
1.
(slang) the head
Word Origin
C17: perhaps a variant of knob

nob4

/nɒb/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of (taboo) knob (sense 4)
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Word Origin and History for nobs

nob

n.

"head," c.1700, slang variant of knob (q.v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for nobs

nob

noun

A rich and important person; swell

[1755+; origin unknown]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for nobs

NOB

notes over bonds
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nobs in the Bible

high place, a city of the priests, first mentioned in the history of David's wanderings (1 Sam. 21:1). Here the tabernacle was then standing, and here Ahimelech the priest resided. (See AHIMELECH.) From Isa. 10:28-32 it seems to have been near Jerusalem. It has been identified by some with el-Isawiyeh, one mile and a half to the north-east of Jerusalem. But according to Isa. 10:28-32 it was on the south of Geba, on the road to Jerusalem, and within sight of the city. This identification does not meet these conditions, and hence others (as Dean Stanley) think that it was the northern summit of Mount Olivet, the place where David "worshipped God" when fleeing from Absalom (2 Sam. 15:32), or more probably (Conder) that it was the same as Mizpeh (q.v.), Judg. 20:1; Josh. 18:26; 1 Sam. 7:16, at Nebi Samwil, about 5 miles north-west of Jerusalem. After being supplied with the sacred loaves of showbread, and girding on the sword of Goliath, which was brought forth from behind the ephod, David fled from Nob and sought refuge at the court of Achish, the king of Gath, where he was cast into prison. (Comp. titles of Ps. 34 and 56.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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