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nob 1

 (nŏb)
n.
1. Slang The human head.
2. The jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer in cribbage, scoring one point for the holder.

[Perhaps variant of knob.]

nob 2

 (nŏb)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A person of wealth or social standing: "The nobs were forever snubbing the snobs" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).

[Possibly from nob or knob.]

nob

(nɒb)
n
1. (Card Games) the jack of the suit turned up
2. (Card Games) one for his nob the call made with this jack, scoring one point
[C19: of uncertain origin]

nob

(nɒb)
n
slang chiefly Brit a person of social distinction
[C19: of uncertain origin]
ˈnobby adj
ˈnobbily adv

nob

(nɒb)
n
slang the head
[C17: perhaps a variant of knob]

nob

(nɒb)
n
a variant spelling of knob4

nob1

(nɒb)

n.
1. Slang. the head.
2. Sometimes, his nobs. (in cribbage) the jack of the same suit as the card turned up, counting one to the holder.
[1690–1700; perhaps variant of knob]

nob2

(nɒb)

n. Chiefly Brit.
a person of wealth or social importance.
[1745–55; earlier knabb (Scots), nab]
nob′by, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nob - informal term for an upper-class or wealthy personnob - informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person
man of means, rich man, wealthy man - a man who is wealthy

nob

noun (Slang) aristocrat, fat cat (slang, chiefly U.S.), toff (Brit. slang), bigwig (informal), celeb (informal), big shot (informal), big hitter (informal), aristo (informal), heavy hitter (informal), nabob (informal), V.I.P. The crook revealed how he mixed with nobs as he pretended to be an aristocrat.
Translations

nob

1 [nɒb] N (Anat) → mollera f, coco m, cholla f (Mex)

nob

2 [nɒb] N (Brit) (= toff, person of importance) → potentado/a m/f

nob

1
n (inf)einer der besseren Leute (inf); all the nobsall die besseren Leute (inf), → alles, was Rang und Namen hat

nob

2
n (inf: = head) → Rübe f (inf)

nob

[nɒb] n (old) (fam) → persona altolocata
References in classic literature ?
This young man was the nephew of one of the Nob Hill magnates, who run the San Francisco Stock Exchange, much as more humble adventurers, in the corner of some public park at home, may be seen to perform the simple artifice of pea and thimble: for their own profit, that is to say, and the discouragement of public gambling.
You've taken to being a nob, buying land, being a country bashaw.
I dropped my portmanteau at the turnpike when I got down--change of linen--genuine--honor bright-- more than fronts and wristbands; and with this suit of mourning, straps and everything, I should do you credit among the nobs here.
An' in that case, right now, you'd be a rich young woman, travelin' in Europe, with a mansion on Nob Hill along with the Floods and Crockers, an' holdin' majority stock most likely in the Fairmount Hotel an' a few little concerns like it.
Nobs braced himself with all four feet to keep from slipping into the scuppers and looked up into my face with a questioning whine.
When I came up, the first thing I saw was Nobs swimming about in a bewildered sort of way a few yards from me.
Nobs and I had gained some little distance from the ship when it rolled completely over and sank.
When the turbulent waters had somewhat subsided and the sea had ceased to spew up wreckage, I ventured to swim back in search of something substantial enough to support my weight and that of Nobs as well.
But, to speak seriously, Harry; has any communication from the great nobs produced this sudden anxiety on your part to be gone?
The great nobs,' replied Harry, 'under which designation, I presume, you include my most stately uncle, have not communicated with me at all, since I have been here; nor, at this time of the year, is it likely that anything would occur to render necessary my immediate attendance among them.
The assistant secretary wondered if Nobs still was with her, and then we both smiled at this tacit acceptance of the truth of the whole uncanny tale:
Most men rather admire the nobs for having a good time, but I think we surrender too much when we admit that aristocracy has made even the aristocrats happy.