Definition of Nobble

1. Verb. Deprive of by deceit. "They nobble him of all his money"; "The cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

Exact synonyms: Bunco, Con, Defraud, Diddle, Gip, Goldbrick, Gyp, Hornswoggle, Mulct, Rook, Scam, Short-change, Swindle, Victimize
Specialized synonyms: Short, Short-change
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel, Rip Off
Derivative terms: Bunco, Con, Defrauder, Gyp, Scam, Scammer, Swindle, Swindler, Victimization



2. Verb. Make off with belongings of others. "They nobble the money "
Exact synonyms: Abstract, Cabbage, Filch, Hook, Lift, Pilfer, Pinch, Purloin, Snarf, Sneak, Swipe
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Cabbage, Lifter, Pilferage, Pilferer

3. Verb. Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom. ; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
Exact synonyms: Abduct, Kidnap, Snatch
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Generic synonyms: Seize
Specialized synonyms: Impress, Shanghai
Derivative terms: Abduction, Abductor, Kidnaper, Kidnapper, Kidnapping, Snatch, Snatcher

4. Verb. Disable by drugging. "Nobble the race horses"
Generic synonyms: Disable, Disenable, Incapacitate

Definition of Nobble

1. Verb. (British slang) To injure or obstruct intently, batter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nobble

1. to disable a racehorse [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nobble

no wave
no way
no way Jose
no way to treat a lady
no while
no wonder
no worries
no wucking furries
noah
noahs
noarch
nobbier
nobbiest
nobbily
nobble (current term)
nobbled
nobbler
nobblers
nobbles
nobblier
nobbliest
nobbling
nobbly
nobbut
nobby
nobelium
nobeliums
nobiletin
nobiliary

Literary usage of Nobble

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"In the elegant dialect of sporting novelists to nobble is a stronger term ... Found out who tried to nobble the horse? 1892. Evening Standard, n May, 4, 4. ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1879)
"There was much said as to the accuracy and clearness of the Sydney post-mark, and something as to the absence of any post-mark at nobble. ..."

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