Definitions for nobnɒb
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Slang. the head.
Category: Status (usage)
Sometimes, his nobs. (in cribbage) the jack of the same suit as the card turned up, counting one to the holder.
Origin of nob:
1690–1700; perh. var. of knob
a person of wealth or social importance.
* Chiefly Brit..
Origin of nob:
1745–55; earlier knabb (Scots), nab
informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person
the head (somewhat archaic) Used in one version of the Nursery Rhyme: 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.
a jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer
One for his nob.
The glans penis, the sensitive bulbous structure at the end of the penis also known as the head of the penis. (also spelled knob)
a place, north of Jerusalem, whose inhabitants were massacred by Saul
Origin: * From "nobleman" or "member of the nobility" (Doubtful)
a person in a superior position in life; a nobleman
Nob was a place in ancient Israel in the vicinity of Jerusalem. It may have been located close to Bahurim, near the Mount of Olives or possibly further north at Tell Shuafat. It likely belonged to the Tribe of Benjamin, Jerusalem being at the border between Benjamin and Tribe of Judah. In the Bible, Nob is where David fled to the high priest Ahimelech and where he received the sword of Goliath, which was kept. Later Saul came to Nob with Doeg the Edomite. Saul was angry with Achimelech for helping David, and Doeg put Achimelech and the other priests to death, before killing all the men, women and children of the town. Nob is mentioned later in the Bible in connection with Assyria attacking Israel, and after the Babylonian Exile.
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