from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a nobby manner; showily; smartly.

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

  • adverb Slang In a nobby manner.

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  • adverb In a nobby manner.


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nobby +‎ -ly


  • The detective himself was reticent when interviewed just before he caught his train, but, as he stood on the platform, nobbily dressed and twirling his walking stick, he was the picture of confidence.

    The Winning Clue

  • Tracey made a note of this, and is further on record as having observed that this stranger was rather better dressed than the run of drummers, if not so nobbily.

    The Fortune Hunter

  • It was Sunday afternoon, and on the pier were gathered one or two hundred Bermudians, half of them black, half of them white, and all of them nobbily dressed, as the poet says.

    Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion


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