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nobby

Definition:

elegant and stylish

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

nobbier

Superlative:

nobbiest

Similar to:

stylish

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

chic | smart | voguish

Etymology:

of uncertain origin
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Nobby

the diminutive form of the name Norbert. It's also a nickname most commonly used in English for those with the surname Clark or Clarke. The explanation given for the use of this nickname is that clerks in the City of London used to wear Nobby hats, a... (47 of 488 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

nobby | nob | stylish [synonym, sense-specific]

[British, slang] stylish | [slang, British] a person of social distinction (10 of 228 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nobby

Random House Dictionary:

nobby | nobbier [comparative] | nobbiest [superlative] | stylish [synonym, sense-specific] | excellent [synonym, sense-specific] | chic [synonym, sense-specific]

[British, slang] : fashionable or elegant; stylish; chic. | excellent; first-rate. --"adv". (11 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/nobby

Wiktionary:

nobby | nobbier [comparative] | nobbiest [superlative]

Fashionable or chic. (3 of 17 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nobby

New World Dictionary:

nobby [British, slang] | stylish [synonym] | nobbier | nobbiest | nobbily

of or for nobs; stylish (5 of 15 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

nobby | nobbier [comparative] | nobbiest [superlative] | chic [synonym] | smart [synonym]

"chic", "smart" (2 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nobby

American Heritage Dictionary:

nobby | nobbier [comparative] | nobbiest [superlative]

Fashionable; stylish. (2 of 8 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nobby

Oxford Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative] | chicly [derived] | chicness [derived]

elegantly and stylishly fashionable | stylishness and elegance, typically of a specified kind (12 of 71 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chic | chicer [comparative] | chicest [superlative]

fashionable and attractive in style (5 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chic

chic [uncountable, noun]

an attractive fashionable style that people admire (7 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chic 6

Cambridge Dictionary:

chic

stylish and fashionable (3 of 27 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chic

Encarta Dictionary:

nobby [British, informal]

fashionable or elegant (3 of 19 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861683499​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

nobby | nob

First use: 19th century

Origin: of uncertain origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nobby

American Heritage Dictionary:

nobby | nobbier [comparative] | nobbiest [superlative]

Origin: From "nob" [sense-specific].

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nob

Origin: Perhaps variant of "knob". | Possibly from "nob" [entry 1] or "knob".

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New World Dictionary:

nobby [British, slang]

Origin: "nob"

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nob

Origin: later form of "knob" | perhaps "nob"

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Encarta Dictionary:

nobby [entry 1, British, informal] | nobs [plural]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: unknown

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Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

nobby

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "nobby"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "nobby"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "nobby" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/nobby

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

nobby

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nobby"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=nobby​001 word=nobby

YourDictionary Audio:

nobby

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nobby"

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