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Definition of nob

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : 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

Definition of nob (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British
: one in a superior position in life

First Known Use of nob

Noun (1)

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nob

Noun (1)

probably alteration of knob

Noun (2)

perhaps from nob entry 1

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“Nob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nob. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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