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Etymology 1[edit]

  • From "nobleman" or "member of the nobility" (Doubtful)
  • From "white-nob" (Eighteenth century) or "white-head", referring to the powdered wigs used by those affecting upper middle-class status.


nob (plural nobs)

  1. (slang, chiefly UK) a wealthy or influential person; a toff
    The masses have risen up and shot all their nobs.
    Baldrick, Blackadder Goes Forth

Etymology 2[edit]

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nob (plural nobs)

  1. (now only in slang) The head.
    Jack and Jill went up the hill / to fetch a pail of water; / Jack fell down and broke his crown / and Jill came tumbling after. / Up Jack got and home did trot, / as fast as he could caper, / to old Dame Dob / to mend his nob / with vinegar and brown paper.
  2. (cribbage) a jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer. (see also nibs)
    One for his nob.
  3. (slang) The glans penis, the sensitive bulbous structure at the end of the penis also known as the head of the penis. (Also spelled knob.)


nob (third-person singular simple present nobs, present participle nobbing, simple past and past participle nobbed)

  1. (informal) To hit in the head