hobnob hobnob  /ˈhɑb ˌnɑb/


  • (v) rub elbows with


  1. Simply sighting flying saucers is out of date - the big spin now is to spot them landing and to hobnob with their interplanetary passengers.
  2. So it was perhaps no surprise that the Al Smith Dinner, which gives candidates the chance to hobnob with Catholic opinion leaders just weeks before an election, became what Theodore White called "a ritual of American politics."
  3. For some years now, we have made our pilgrimage to this Riviera redoubt to hobnob with stars and directors, renew old friendships, sample the superb wines and cuisine under cloudless Cote d'Azur skies and, when there's time, see movies.


  1. NVIDIA to License its Kepler GPU Graphics Technology

    High tech microchip processor company, NVIDIA wants to hobnob with the big boys. These include the likes of Apple and Samsung. It is for this express purpose that it has decided to license its...        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: I4U

  2. 6 Tips to Become a Master Communicator at Work

    Learning to hobnob could further your career.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: US News & World Report


  1. "The persons who were arrested hobnob with the chief minister. It's been 110 days now. The case is now virtually dead," Parrikar said.
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Manohar Parrikar Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  2. "It is time for you to step down from your role as CEO and director so that you can do what you do best: retreat to your waterfront mansion in the Hamptons, where you can play tennis and hobnob with your fellow socialites," Loeb wrote.
    on Sep 24, 2005 By: Daniel Loeb Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. Driving home the UPA's politics of expediency with glee, BJP veteran LK Advani pointed out on Sunday, "Pehle lal-salaam tha, ab dalal-salaam hai (Earlier they kowtowed to the Left, now they hobnob with power brokers)."
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: LK Advani Source: Times of India

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