hobnobbing hobnobbing  /ˈhɑb ˌnɑ bɪŋ/


  • (v) rub elbows with


  1. Secluded inside the Grand Hyatt hotel, behind a tight cordon of security and a sea of hobnobbing fund managers, she may not even have seen much of Hong Kong itself.
  2. Despite Franklin's repeated entreaties, she refuses to join him overseas, perhaps as wary of hobnobbing with his highly placed friends as of ocean voyages.
  3. This isn't a bad idea, and there's some fun stuff as he finds unlikely success hobnobbing with Meryl Streep and co-starring with Cher.


  1. White House Postpones Congressional Picnic

    Ah, the annual congressional picnic at the White House. A chance for lawmakers and the president to put partisan bickering aside for a night of barbecue, family fun and carefree hobnobbing. Not so fast. The White House has postponed this year’s rite of summer. “The...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC News via Yahoo! News

  2. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Hit the Beach with Princess Beatrice

    Globetrotters Mila Kunis and boyfriend Ashton Kutcher were hobnobbing with royalty over the weekend. The former “That ‘70s” show alumni hit Saint-Tropez, France for a beach day with Princess Beatrice and boyfriend Dave Clark, reports People.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Extra TV

  3. Apple Debuts OS X Mavericks With Developer Preview

    The WWDC 2013 was not just a platform for hobnobbing with developers but a launch pad for some serious software. Apple Incorporated has given a sneak peek of its latest OS to the rest of the world....        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: I4U


  1. "His visit created a host of unlikely images: Deng hobnobbing at a cocktail party in the National Gallery with every American capitalist CEO who could wangle an invitation; applauding John Denver and the Harlem Globetrotters at the Kennedy Center,...
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Orville Schell Source: CRIENGLISH.com

  2. "It has siphoned off crores of rupees to party coffers. There were at least 30,000 political murders in the last 30 years, which is the highest in the country. The Government has been hobnobbing with terrorists. I can cite thousands of instances of...
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Mamata Banerjee Source: Indian Express

  3. "Maradona is typically Argentine," says Lanata. "He has been both [a hobnobbing] snob and an anti-power advocate. He can stand on both sides of the fence at the same time."
    on Oct 25, 2009 By: Jorge Lanata Source: TIME

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