- a close fellow male friend; chum; pal.
Origin of cobber
First recorded in 1890–95; of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for cobber
Cobber's smell was not as universally endearing as his sound, although I always liked it.
By the end of the day, Cobber had won him over too, and it was that boy who walked Cobber out of the classroom to my wife's car.
He isolated himself, crossed his arms, refused even to look at Cobber.
I rested my hand again on Cobber's head - and the wrongness was stronger.
Cobber had a way of identifying the one non-dog-lover among any group of visitors to our house.
Cobber, I already own a joint there—a nice one, they tell me.
"Heart like a steel trap, cobber," he said, almost approvingly.
Put a uniform on some men and they begin to believe they're cops, eh, cobber?
Did you think we'd let you go without seeing you off, cobber?
Perhaps that was what the police counted on—that Cobber would save them an arrest.Tangle Hold
F. L. Wallace
- Australian and NZ informal a friend; mate: used as a term of address to males
C19: from dialect cob to take a liking to someone
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