Simple Definition of hobnob
: to spend time with someone (such as a famous or wealthy person) in a friendly way
Full Definition of hobnob
1 archaic : to drink sociably
2 : to associate familiarly
Examples of hobnob
He loves to hobnob with celebrities.
<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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