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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.]
n. Chiefly British Slang
A person of wealth or social standing: "The nobs were forever snubbing the snobs" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
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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]
slang chiefly Brit a person of social distinction
[C19: of uncertain origin]
slang the head
[C17: perhaps a variant of knob]
a variant spelling of knob4
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
n. Chiefly Brit.
a person of wealth or social importance.
[1745–55; earlier knabb (Scots), nab]
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|Noun||1.||nob - informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person|
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
nob1 [nɒb] N (Anat) → mollera f, coco m, cholla f (Mex)
nob2 [nɒb] N (Brit) (= toff, person of importance) → potentado/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n (inf) → einer der besseren Leute (inf); all the nobs → all die besseren Leute (inf), → alles, was Rang und Namen hat
n (inf: = head) → Rübe f (inf)
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