[ bob-uh-ree ]
/ ˈbɒb ə ri /

noun, plural bob·ber·ies.

a disturbance; brawl.

Origin of bobbery

First recorded in 1810–20, bobbery is from the Hindi word bāp re O father! Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for bobbery

/ (ˈbɒbərɪ) /

noun plural -beries

Also called: bobbery pack a mixed pack of hunting dogs, often not belonging to any of the hound breeds
informal a noisy commotion


informal noisy or excitable

Word Origin for bobbery

C19: from Hindi bāp re, literally: oh father!
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