Etymology
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nob (n.1)

"the head," c. 1700, a slang or humorous variant of knob (q.v.).

nob (n.2)

"a member of the aristocracy, person of wealth and distinction," 1755, a slang shortening of nobleman or some similar word. Related: Nobby; nobbily.

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Definitions of nob

nob (n.)
informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person;
Synonyms: toff
From wordnet.princeton.edu