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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person of wealth or social standing.
  • noun Slang The human head.
  • noun The jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer in cribbage, scoring one point for the holder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of the aristocracy; a swell.
  • noun An abbreviation of nobis.
  • To beat: strike.
  • noun The head.
  • noun In gunnery, the plate under the swing-bed for the head of an elevating-screw.
  • noun Same as knobstick, 2.
  • noun A point counted in the game of cribbage for holding the knave of trumps.
  • noun In cribbage, the jack of the same suit as the starter held in either hand or crib.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Low The head.
  • noun Slang A person in a superior position in life; a nobleman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun slang, chiefly UK a wealthy or influential person; a toff
  • noun slang the head (somewhat archaic) Used in one version of the Nursery Rhyme: Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water; Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling after. Up Jack got and home did trot, as fast as he could caper; to old Dame Dob to mend his nob, with vinegar and brown paper.
  • noun cribbage a jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer
  • noun slang The glans penis, the sensitive bulbous structure at the end of the penis also known as the head of the penis. (also spelled knob)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Possibly from nob or knob.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps variant of knob.]

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