his nob

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Etymology[edit]

From nob, mimicking a form of address like Your Highness.

Noun[edit]

his nob (uncountable)

  1. (card games, chiefly cribbage) a jack; a knave
    • 1860, Thomas Hughes, “Tom Brown at Oxford”[1], Macmillan's magazine, volume 1: 
      Cribbage is a most virtuous and respectable game, and yet scarcely, one would think, possessing in itself sufficient attractions to keep a young gentleman in his twentieth year tied to the board, and going through the quaint calculation night after night of "fifteen two, fifteen four, two for his nob, and one for his heels."