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bobbery

[ bob-uh-ree ]
/ ˈbɒb ə ri /
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noun, plural bob·ber·ies.
a disturbance; brawl.
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Origin of bobbery

First recorded in 1810–20, bobbery is from Hindi 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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