hob and nob

interjection
\ ¦häbə(n)¦näb \

Definition of hob and nob

 (Entry 1 of 3)

archaic
used as an informal toast in convivial drinking
\ " \
variants: or less commonly hob a nob \ " \

Definition of hob and nob (Entry 2 of 3)

archaic
: in a close and friendly relationship : in a warmly companionable relationship

hob and nob

\ " \
variants: or hob-a-nob \ " \

Definition of hob and nob (Entry 3 of 3)

archaic variant of hobnob:1

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History and Etymology for hob and nob

Interjection

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 21 Jan. 2021.

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