What does hobnob mean?

Definitions for hobnobˈhɒbˌnɒb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hobnob(verb)

    rub elbows with

    "He hobnobs with the best of society"


  1. hobnob(Noun)

    An informal chat.

    The three friends had a hobnob outside the bar.

  2. hobnob(Verb)

    To associate in a friendly manner with. Generally has a connotation of associating with people of a higher class or status.

  3. hobnob(Verb)

    To drink together.

  4. Origin: (1595–1605) From habban and nabban, thus “have or have not”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hobnob(adverb)

    have or have not; -- a familiar invitation to reciprocal drinking

  2. Hobnob(adverb)

    at random; hit or miss. (Obs.)

  3. Hobnob(verb)

    to drink familiarly (with another)

  4. Hobnob(verb)

    to associate familiarly; to be on intimate terms

  5. Hobnob(noun)

    familiar, social intercourse

  6. Origin: [AS. habban to have + habban to have not; ne not + habban to have. See Have, and cf. Habnab.]


  1. HobNob

    Hobnob is the brand name of a biscuit made from rolled oats and jumbo oats, similar to a flapjack/digestive biscuit hybrid. They are primarily sold in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Ireland but are available in the U.S., and several European and Asian countries. In Italy they are now marketed as a variety of digestive biscuit, having previously been known as Suncrok. They were also released in Canada in November 2012, made available in Wal-Mart's British modular section in their food aisles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hobnob

    hob′nob, adv. have or not have, a familiar invitation to drink.—v.i. to associate or drink together familiarly.—pr.p. Hobnob′bing.—adj. Hob′nobby. [Hab, nab.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hobnob in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hobnob in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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Translations for hobnob

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • babbel, klapke, kletsen, klappen, babbelen, drinken, borrelenDutch

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