adjective (nobbier; -est) Date: 1788 chic, smart

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  • Nobby — Nob by, a. [From 2d {Nob}.] Stylish; modish; elegant; showy; aristocratic; fashionable. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nobby — [näb′ē] adj. nobbier, nobbiest [< NOB2] [Slang, Chiefly Brit.] of or for nobs; stylish nobbily adv …   English World dictionary

  • Nobby — For the British photographer, see Nobby Clark (photographer). For the boat with the same name, see Nobby (boat). For the town in Queensland, Australia, see Nobby, Queensland. Nobby is the diminutive form of the name Norbert. It is also a nickname …   Wikipedia

  • Nobby — 27° 52′ 00″ S 151° 54′ 00″ E / 27.866667, 151.9 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nobby — adjective Fashionable or chic. Quite nobby are the suitings appearing on some of our better Fifth Avenue young men …   Wiktionary

  • nobby — adj Fashionable. What a nobby hat you have there! 1850s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • nobby — nob ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a person of wealth or high social position. DERIVATIVES nobby adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • nobby — nobbily, adv. /nob ee/, adj., nobbier, nobbiest. Brit. Slang. 1. fashionable or elegant; stylish; chic. 2. excellent; first rate. [1780 90; NOB2 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • nobby — Synonyms and related words: OK, ace high, bad, bang up, bonzer, boss, braw, bully, but good, chic, classy, clothes conscious, cool, corking, cosmopolitan, crackerjack, dandy, dapper, dashing, delicious, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Nobby — rough nodule of opal covered with dirt …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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