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cobber

[kob-er] /ˈkɒb ər/
noun, Australian.
1.
a close fellow male friend; chum; pal.
Origin of cobber
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; of uncertain origin
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Contemporary Examples
  • cobber's smell was not as universally endearing as his sound, although I always liked it.

    RIP Cobber David Frum October 1, 2012
  • 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.

    RIP Cobber David Frum October 1, 2012
  • He isolated himself, crossed his arms, refused even to look at cobber.

    RIP Cobber David Frum October 1, 2012
  • I rested my hand again on cobber's head - and the wrongness was stronger.

    RIP Cobber David Frum October 1, 2012
  • cobber had a way of identifying the one non-dog-lover among any group of visitors to our house.

    RIP Cobber David Frum October 1, 2012
Historical Examples
  • cobber, I already own a joint there—a nice one, they tell me.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • "Heart like a steel trap, cobber," he said, almost approvingly.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • Put a uniform on some men and they begin to believe they're cops, eh, cobber?

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • Did you think we'd let you go without seeing you off, cobber?

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • cobber was a little man, but he was no stranger to violence and he had the weapons.

    Tangle Hold F. L. Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for cobber

cobber

/ˈkɒbə/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ, informal) a friend; mate: used as a term of address to males
Word Origin
C19: from dialect cob to take a liking to someone
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