Definition of nibs noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nibs

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BrE BrE//nɪbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɪbz//
 
 
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Word Origin early 19th cent.: of unknown origin; compare with earlier nabs, used similarly with a possessive adjective as in his nabs, on the pattern of references to the aristocracy such as his lordship.Idioms (old-fashioned, British English, informal) used to refer to a man who is, or thinks he is, more important than other people What time did his nibs get up?

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