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noun (1)

: a jack of the same suit as the starter in cribbage that scores one point for the holder
usually used in the phrases his nob or his nobs


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noun (2)

chiefly British
: one in a superior position in life

Word History


Noun (1)

probably alteration of knob

Noun (2)

perhaps from nob entry 1

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nob was in 1676

Dictionary Entries Near nob

Cite this Entry

“Nob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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