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hobnob

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verb hob·nob \-ˌnäb\

Simple Definition of hobnob

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

Full Definition of hobnob

hob·nobbedhob·nob·bing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to drink sociably

  3. 2 :  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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