- Present participle of hobnob.
Variant of hobnob
Now Rare at random
Origin of hobnobearlier habnab, literally , to have and not have ; from Middle English habben, to have + nabben (; from ne habben), not to have, especially with reference to alternation in drinking
intransitive verbhobnobbed, hobnobbing
- Now Rare to drink together
- to be on close terms (with someone); associate in a familiar way
Now Rare a friendly chat