hob hob  /ˈhɑb/


  1. (n) (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
  2. (n) (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
  3. (n) a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears
  4. (n) a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm
  5. (v) cut with a hob



  1. But the current televised spectacle of kaffiyeh-wearing rebels playing hob with the Israeli army gives the scarves an odd, often ironic resonance when they are worn in the West.
  2. The orders would also play hob with West Coast agriculture.
  3. He preferred chatting with the extras to hob nobbing with actors and directors.


  1. HOB: Effective WAN Clustering Relies on High Quality VPNs

    HAWTHORNE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Learn more about Wan Clustering and HOB VPNs with this free E-Book.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. Was Lepre-Con a poor substitute for cancelled St. Patrick’s Day parade in Hoboken? - VIDEOS

    Saturday’s hotly anticipated ‘Lepre-Con’ in Hoboken, the bar crawl organized in response to the cancellation of the traditional Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day, ran with both heavy police presence and heavy party presence in the city a mere one stop ride away from New York City.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Irish Central


  1. "While the bright lights of Hollywood and red carpets at the Oscars appeal to some candidates, the people of Georgia don't need to find out about that hob-knobbing from a lawsuit," Barnes said.
    on May 6, 2010 By: Roy Barnes Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Sit back, get the Hob Nobs, and make sure the three ducks are fixed to the wall," said Sid.
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Sid Waddell Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "In my lifetime I've played in six World Series, hob-knobbed with movie stars and been a part of the excitement of New York and the Yankees," said Jackson. "With all that, it's hard to get excited over many things. But being behind the wheel...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Reggie Jackson Source: Motorsport.com

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