hob and nob

1 of 3


used as an informal toast in convivial drinking

hob and nob

2 of 3

adverb (or adjective)

variants or less commonly hob a nob
: in a close and friendly relationship : in a warmly companionable relationship

hob and nob

3 of 3
variants or hob-a-nob

archaic variant of hobnob:1

Word History



probably alteration of earlier hob or nob, alteration of hab or nab

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“Hob and nob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hob%20and%20nob. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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