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Related to hobnob: ritziness
intr.v. hob·nobbed, hob·nob·bing, hob·nobs
To associate familiarly: hobnobs with the executives.
[Earlier hob-or-nob, hob-nob, to toast or drink to each other alternately, drink together, from hob or nob, hob a nob, hob nob, give or take, hit or miss, however it may turn out (spoken as a toast when clinking glasses), alteration of obsolete and dialectal hab nab (perhaps originally meaning "have or have not") : probably Middle English habbe, singular present subjunctive of Middle English haven, habben, to have; see have + Middle English nabbe, have not, singular present subjunctive of nabben, not to have (from Old English nabban : ne, not; see ne in Indo-European roots + habban, to have; see have).]
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vb, -nobs, -nobbing or -nobbed
1. to socialize or talk informally
2. obsolete to drink (with)
[C18: from hob or nob to drink to one another in turns, hence, to be familiar, ultimately from Old English habban to have + nabban not to have]
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v.i. -nobbed, -nob•bing,
to associate on very friendly terms: to hobnob with royalty.
[1595–1605; from the phrase hab or nab literally, have or have not]
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Past participle: hobnobbed
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|Verb||1.||hobnob - rub elbows with; "He hobnobs with the best of society"|
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verb socialize, mix, associate, hang out (informal), mingle, consort, hang about, keep company, fraternize an opportunity to hobnob with the company's president
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vi of course I’m not used to hobnobbing with the aristocracy → ich stehe or bin natürlich nicht mit dem Adel auf Du und Du; she’s been seen hobnobbing with the chairman and his wife → sie ist viel mit dem Vorsitzenden und seiner Frau zusammen gesehen worden; who was that you were hobnobbing with last night? → mit wem hast du da gestern zusammengesessen?
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hobnob[ˈhɒbˌnɒb] vi (fam) to hobnob (with) → essere in confidenza (con)
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