Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating

rub elbows

Slang definitions & phrases for rub elbows

rub elbows

verb phrase

To meet and consort; spend time together; mingle: colleagues with whom we rub elbows in the course of a day's work

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for rub elbows
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • A bull-fighter must take advantage of opportunities to rub elbows with persons of high position.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • When you think of it, people may rub elbows and still have an ocean or two between them.

    The Range Dwellers B. M. Bower
  • If you would test the soul of a friend, take him into the wilderness and rub elbows with him for five months!

    Cabin Fever B. M. Bower
  • He just wanted to rub elbows with this throng of young people.

  • Rich and poor, educated and illiterate, rub elbows and share common life.

  • They debate in the streets, rub elbows in the baths, beat each other unmercifully as in a pantomime.

    Against The Grain Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • To rub elbows with normal people tended to restore my mental poise.

    A Mind That Found Itself Clifford Whittingham Beers

Word of the Day

Word Value for rub

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for rub elbows