• Knob

    Pronunciation

    • RP enPR: nŏb, IPA: /nɒb/
    • US enPR: nŏb, IPA: /nɑb/
    • Rhymes: -ɒb
    • Homophones: nob

    Origin

    From Middle English knobbe, from Middle Low German knobbe, knoppe ("a knot in wood"), from Proto-Germanic *knuppô ("lump, clod"), from Proto-Indo-European *gneub-, *gneup- ("to press, crush"). Cognate with Dutch knop ("button, knob"), German Knopf ("button, knob"), Swedish knopp ("knob"), Old English cnoppa ("knob"). See also knop.

    Full definition of knob

    Noun

    knob

    (plural knobs)
    1. A rounded protuberance, handle, or control switch.
    2. (geography) A prominent rounded hill.
    3. A rounded ornament on the hilt of an edged weapon; a pommel.
    4. A prominent, rounded bump along a mountain ridge.
    5. (British, NZ, slang) A penis.
    6. (genetics)a knobbed chromosome
    7. (slang, pejorative) A contemptible person.
    8. (cooking) A dollop, an amount just larger than a spoonful (usually referring to butter)

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    Verb

    1. (British, slang, vulgar, of a man) To have sex with.

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