hob-a-nob
Hobnob Hob"nob`, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hornobbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hornobbing}.] 1. To drink familiarly (with another). [ Written also {hob-a-nob}.] [1913 Webster]

2. To associate familiarly; to be on intimate terms; as, to hobnob with the political elite. [1913 Webster]


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