verb hob·nob \-ˌnäb\

: to spend time with someone (such as a famous or wealthy person) in a friendly way


Full Definition of HOBNOB

intransitive verb
archaic :  to drink sociably
:  to associate familiarly
hob·nob·ber noun

Examples of HOBNOB

  1. He loves to hobnob with celebrities.
  2. <those two have been hobnobbing together since freshman year>

Origin of HOBNOB

from the obsolete phrase drink hobnob to drink alternately to one another
First Known Use: 1813


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