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Hobnob

Postby sluggo » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:58 pm

Hobnob

To work together on friendly terms
...also to drink together:

"Have another glass!"
"With you hob and nob" returned the sergeant.

(- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations)

merged from hob and nob ("give" and "take"),
derived from the earlier hab or nab lit. have or have not,
from OE habban to have + nabban not to have (ne not + habban), circa 1600
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Postby Slava » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:47 pm

Though it turns out to be a form of circular reference, this suggestion was treated here.
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