nobbler
noun see nobble

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Nobbler — Nob bler, n. A dram of spirits. [Australia] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nobbler — /ˈnɒblə/ (say nobluh) noun 1. someone or something that nobbles. 2. any small glass of spirits. {variant of hobbler (see hobble) (an obbler being taken as a nobbler)} …   Australian English dictionary

  • nobbler — See nobble. * * * …   Universalium

  • nobbler — nob·bler …   English syllables

  • nobbler — n. Austral. sl. a glass or drink of liquor. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • nobble — nobbler, n. /nob euhl/, v.t., nobbled, nobbling. Brit. Slang. 1. to drug or disable (a race horse) to prevent its winning a race. 2. to convince (a person) by fraudulent methods; misrepresent or lie to. 3. to swindle; defraud. 4. to seize (a… …   Universalium

  • nobble — nob•ble [[t]ˈnɒb əl[/t]] v. t. bled, bling 1) brit. brit. to disable (a race horse), as with drugs 2) brit. sl. a) to convince (a person) by lies b) to swindle • Etymology: 1840–50; back formation from nobbler, alter. of hobbler (dial. phrase an… …   From formal English to slang

  • nobble — transitive verb (nobbled; nobbling) Etymology: perhaps irregular frequentative of nab Date: 1847 1. British to incapacitate (a racehorse) especially by drugging 2. slang, British a. to win over to one s side b. steal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • wowser — The term wowser surely one of the most impressive and expressive of Australian coinages is used to express healthy contempt for those who attempt to force their own morality on everyone. The person who abstains from alcohol (for whatever reason)… …   Australian idioms

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