Having an aristocratic appearance; showy; elegant; fashionable; smart.
The casual wanderer could see as he passed a polished array of office fixtures, much frosted glass, clerks hard at work, and genteel businessmen in "nobby" suits and clean linen lounging about or sitting in groups.
"So am I, for it strikes me that is an uncommonly 'nobby' little affair," he said approvingly.
He is articulate, old-school-tie but not nobby, and brings a touch of class to the project.
One of its cartoons suggested that "checks are uncommon superior, but stripes is most nobby".
The word 'nobby' comes from 'nob' ("a wealthy or influential person").