HOB'NOB, adv. Take, or not take; a familiar invitation to reciprocal drinking.
Hobson's choice, a vulgar proverbial expression, denoting without an alternative. It is said to have had its origin in the name of a person who let horses and coaches, and obliged every customer to take in his turn that horse which stood next the stable door.
HOB'NOB, adv. [Qu. Sax. habban, næbban, have, not have.]
Take, or not take; a familiar invitation to reciprocal drinking. Shak.
- Have or have not; -- a familiar invitation to reciprocal
- To drink familiarly (with
- Familiar, social
- At random; hit or miss. (Obs.)
- To associate familiarly] to be on intimate