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Definition of "nobble" []

  • Chiefly British To disable (a racehorse), especially by drugging. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly British To win (a person) over. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly British To outdo or get the better of by devious means. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly British To filch or steal. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly British To kidnap. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nobble" in a sentence
  • "One of my main correspondents in the nobble is a boy of 11 at the beginning of the book -- by the end he has turned 14."
  • "I have 24 days, starting today, and 25 new letters to write (da nobble is epistolary, dig?)"
  • "A pretty feeble ruse, perhaps, but it works. which might work except the nobble is pretty damned big ... that's the problems; and then there's writing as avoidance of writing (kinda like this post!):"