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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Don't mix with nobs much.
▪ Morton was a cut above the average nob, that was for sure.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Nob \Nob\, n. [Cf. Knob.] The head. [Low]


Nob \Nob\, n. [Abbrev. fr. noble.] A person in a superior position in life; a nobleman. [Slang]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


n. 1 (context now only in slang English) The head. 2 (context cribbage English) a jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer. (see also nibs) 3 (context slang English) The glans penis, the sensitive bulbous structure at the end of the penis also known as the head of the penis. (qualifier: Also spelled knob.) 4 (context slang chiefly British English) a wealthy or influential person; a toff vb. (cx informal English) To hit in the head


n. an elegantly dressed man (often with affected manners) [syn: toff]


Nob may refer to:

  • Nob, Israel, a place in the vicinity of Jerusalem
  • Nederlandse Onderwatersport Bond, the Dutch Underwater Federation, member of the CMAS
  • Non-occluded baculovirus, a genus of virus
  • Newell's Old Boys, Argentine football team
  • NoB, Japanese singer Nobuo Yamada
  • Nob Yoshigahara, a Japanese puzzle-maker
  • Nob Hill, San Francisco, a neighborhood in the California city
  • "one for his nob", a score in cribbage
  • A person of social standing (cf. nobility)
  • Derogatory term for a man's penis, typically used as an insult in the UK and Ireland

Usage examples of "nob".

She smiled, showing even white teeth instead of gappy nobs on decaying gums.

Round-shouldered, with nubby, nailless fingers, they paused and groped mechanically at instrument dials and nobs, raising and lowering the rods in and out of the pool below them.

Caddis whineing his niminy note from his piminy nob, when he was asked for his hearty echo of the praises of this jolly good fellow come to waken the neighbourhood, to be a blessing, a blazing hearth, a fall of manna:--and thank the Lord for him, you desertdog!

With a savage growl Nobs turned like lightning upon the Galu, wrenched loose from his hold and leaped for his throat.

Du-seen, red with rage, would have had it out with the two of us had not Al-tan drawn him to one side and whispered in his ear--upon which, with a grunt, the Galu walked straight back to the opposite end of the hall, while Nobs and I continued upon our way toward the hut and Ajor.

I was struggling to throw them off, Nobs was springing first upon one and then upon another of them until they were so put to it to preserve their hides and their lives from him that they could give me only a small part of their attention.

In the dim light of the interior I saw that Nobs had already accounted for one of the others--one who lay very quiet upon the floor--while the four remaining upon their feet were striking at him with knives and hatchets.

I was no match for these savage warriors with their own weapons and would soon have gone down to ignominious defeat and death had it not been for Nobs, who alone was a match for the four of them.

Yet they were no cowards, and only by teamwork did Nobs and I overcome them at last.

We would rush for a man, simultaneously, and as Nobs leaped for him upon one side, I would strike at his head with the stone hatchet from the other.

These things ran through my mind as Nobs and I made our way through the dark village, the voices and footsteps of those who sought us still in our ears.

I followed him into the hut, and with Nobs at our heels we passed through several chambers into a remote and windowless apartment where a small lamp sputtered in its unequal battle with the inky darkness.

Silently we crept along, Nobs silent at heel, toward the nearest portion of the palisade.

As Nobs and I swung along in the growing light of the coming day, I was impressed by the lessening numbers of savage beasts the farther north I traveled.

I was without firearms, I still had ample protection in Nobs, who evidently had learned something of Caspakian hunt rules under the tutelage of Du-seen or some other Galu, and of course a great deal more by experience.