noun, plural bob·bies. British Informal.
Origin of bobby
Examples from the Web for bobbies
It is often said in admiration of such a man that "he could muzzle half a dozen bobbies before breakfast."
Were the Bobbies up now they might have learned something from their namesake.
It was well worth hiking for, and the Bobbies were breathless in admiration.
"Jumped off to get away from the Bobbies," sneered the bartender.Brave Tom|Edward S. Ellis
Chummies is chummies and bobbies is bobbies, there's the distinction Hi draw.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
noun plural -bies
Word Origin for bobby
"London policeman," 1844, from Mr. (later Sir) Robert Peel (1788-1850), Home Secretary who introduced the Metropolitan Police Act (10 Geo IV, c.44) of 1829. Cf. peeler.