nob

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See also: Nob and NOB

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

nob

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Norwegian Bokmål.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation spelling of knob.

Nobleman sense from white-nob (white-head) (18th century), referring to the powdered wigs used by those having or affecting upper middle-class status.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.)
  4. (by extension) (vulgar, slang, chiefly UK) The penis; dick. (Also spelled knob.)
  5. (by extension, derogatory) A contemptible person; dick. (Also spelled knob.)
    • (Can we date this quote?), Philip Mumby, Halfway House, page 85:
      Col wasn’t impressed with Dick’s patronising comments and turned his back and rolled his eyes whilst at the same time mumbling “Fucking nob, Dick by name Dick by nature” under his breath.
    • 2012, Laura J. Harris, Splintered, page 40:
      Christine would help Kelly with her submission so she didn’t look like a complete nob! And in exchange Kelly would introduce and talk Christine through some of her artistic works: giving her a personal guided tour from her earliest through to her latest pieces.
    • 2019 July 30, Elisa Braden, A Kiss from a Rogue:
      I was in a garden [] A place no bloody nob could take away
  6. (slang, chiefly Britain) a wealthy or influential person; a toff

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (informal) To hit in the head

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Nobiin[edit]

Group of Nubians

Etymology[edit]

From Old Nubian ⳟⲟⲡ.

Adjective[edit]

nob (ⲛⲟⲃ)

  1. Nubian

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Wolof[edit]

Verb[edit]

nob

  1. to love