This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term. Comes from early 19th century in literature. From the British, it was noticed that "nabs" was in use, from the Dutch was seen "nebs"
- Mock title used to refer to an authoritative, bossy or demanding person.
- Do you know what time His Nibs will be arriving?
- Term of endearment bestowed upon a canine companion by a doting owner.
- "His Nibs is such a good boy!"
- "His Nibs has behaved very well today!"