bobbery

[ bob-uh-ree ]
/ ˈbɒb ə ri /
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noun, plural bob·ber·ies.

a disturbance; brawl.

Nearby words

  1. bobadilla,
  2. bobadilla, francisco de,
  3. bobbed,
  4. bobbejaan,
  5. bobber,
  6. bobbie,
  7. bobbin,
  8. bobbin and fly frame,
  9. bobbin and joan,
  10. bobbin lace

Origin of bobbery

First recorded in 1810–20, bobbery is from the Hindi word bāp re O father!

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British Dictionary definitions for bobbery

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

adjective

informal noisy or excitable

Word Origin for bobbery

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

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