Definitions

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

  • adjective Fashionable; stylish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having an aristocratic appearance; showy; elegant; fashionable; smart.
  • Good; capital.

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

  • adjective Slang Stylish; modish; elegant; showy; aristocratic; fashionable.

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

  • adjective Fashionable or chic.

Etymologies

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

[From nob.]

Examples

  • "So am I, for it strikes me that is an uncommonly 'nobby' little affair," he said approvingly.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • The casual wanderer could see as he passed a polished array of office fixtures, much frosted glass, clerks hard at work, and genteel businessmen in "nobby" suits and clean linen lounging about or sitting in groups.

    Sister Carrie: a Novel

  • The casual wanderer could see as he passed a polished array of office fixtures, much frosted glass, clerks hard at work, and genteel business men in "nobby" suits and clean linen lounging about or sitting in groups.

    Sister Carrie

  • The casual wanderer could see as he passed a polished array of office fixtures, much frosted glass, clerks hard at work, and genteel businessmen in "nobby" suits and clean linen lounging about or sitting in groups.

    Sister Carrie

  • "So am I, for it strikes me that is an uncommonly 'nobby' little affair," he said approvingly.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • "So am I, for it strikes me that is an uncommonly 'nobby' little affair," he said approvingly.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • "Well, it's what aw call a nobby un; but awd better net waste ony time, soa aw'll goa an 'see if Susy' ll leean me yond coit.

    Yorksher Puddin' A Collection of the Most Popular Dialect Stories from the Pen of John Hartley

  • Barnes, your nobby nonsense is my deliberate stirring.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Not so lazy Sunday

  • The nobby texture of the Trinity Stitch makes a good cloth for scrubbing.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • The nobby texture of the Trinity Stitch makes a good cloth for scrubbing.

    Humble Homage to Mother Teresa

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  • Could a name for “enforcer of law” be

    More cozy than plain British “bobby?”

    See “peeler” that was

    Supplanted because

    The cockneys considered it nobby.

    January 15, 2019