hab-nab, hab or nab
see hab.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • nab — be·nab; can·nab·ic; cu·nab·u·la; hab·nab; in·cu·nab·u·lar; in·cu·nab·u·list; in·cu·nab·u·lum; mac·nab; NAB; nab·a·tae·an; nab·ber; nab·by; nab·i·dae; nab·la; tin·tin·nab·u·lar; tin·tin·nab·u·lary; tin·tin·nab·u·la·tion; tin·tin·nab·u·lous;… …   English syllables

  • hab or nab — adverb see habnab * * * hab nab, hab or nab see hab …   Useful english dictionary

  • hab — co·hab; co·hab·it; co·hab·i·ta·tion; hab; HAB; hab·ble; hab·da·lah; hab·e·nar·ia; hab·er·dash·er; hab·er·dash·ery; hab·er·geon; hab·ile; hab·it·abil·i·ty; hab·it·able; hab·it·al·ly; hab·it·ancy; hab·i·tat; hab·i·ta·tion; hab·i·tude;… …   English syllables

  • habnab — hab·nab …   English syllables

  • Habnab — Hab nab (h[a^]b n[a^]b), adv. [{Hobnob}.] By chance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hobnob — hob|nob [ hab,nab ] verb intransitive INFORMAL to spend time talking to rich or famous people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • higgledy-piggledy — confusedly, hurriedly, 1590s, a vocal gesture [OED] probably formed from PIG (Cf. pig) and the animal s suggestions of mess and disorder. Reduplications in the h /p pattern are common (e.g. hanky panky, hocus pocus, hinch(y) pinch(y), an obsolete …   Etymology dictionary

  • hobnob — (v.) 1763, To drink to each other, from hob and nob (1756) to toast each other by turns, to buy alternate rounds of drinks, from c.1550 hab nab to have or have not, hit or miss, probably ultimately from O.E. habban, nabban have, not have, with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hobnob — UK [ˈhɒbˌnɒb] / US [ˈhɑbˌnɑb] verb [intransitive] Word forms hobnob : present tense I/you/we/they hobnob he/she/it hobnobs present participle hobnobbing past tense hobnobbed past participle hobnobbed informal to spend time talking to rich or… …   English dictionary

  • Keil — 1. Auf einen groben Keil gehört ein grober Schlägel. – Kehrein, VII, 109. 2. Der Keil geht, wohin ihn der Schlägel treibt. Engl.: There goes the wedge where the beetle drives it. (Bohn II, 141.) 3. Der Keil ist des Holzspalters Gehülfe. 4. Ein… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

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