Main definitions of neb in English

: neb1NEB2

neb1

noun

Scottish, Northern English
  • 1A nose, snout, or bird's beak.

    • ‘Backed by a seemingly unshakeable conviction, the singer has never been shy of sticking his not inconsiderable neb into the more thorny issues of the day and having a good root around.’
    • ‘Keep your cocky neb out and concentrate on playing your grandad tournaments and pretending to be a panto queen.’
    • ‘Apart from my neb, I'm really not that bad looking, but whenever I'm talking to anyone they just can't help staring at it.’
    1. 1.1 The peak of a cap.
      • ‘The fellow had his cap on back to front just as you did when you were milking by hand as it meant your head fitted more snuggly into the cow's flank without the cap neb being in the way.’

Origin

Old English nebb, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch neb(be); compare with nib.

Pronunciation

neb

/nɛb/

Main definitions of neb in English

: neb1NEB2

NEB2

  • 1(in the UK) National Enterprise Board.

  • 2New English Bible.