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bobby

1

[ bob-ee ]

noun

, British Informal.
, plural bob·bies.
  1. a policeman.


Bobby

2
or Bob·bie

[ bob-ee ]

noun

  1. a first name, often a form of Robert or Roberta.

bobby

/ ˈbɒbɪ /

noun

  1. informal.
    a British policeman


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bobby1

1835–45; special use of Bobby, for Sir Robert Peel, who set up the Metropolitan Police system of London in 1828

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bobby1

C19: from Bobby after Sir Robert Peel , who, as Home Secretary, set up the Metropolitan Police Force in 1828

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Example Sentences

The good vibes of the night and genuine fun Bobby was having as he and Keith’s music was celebrated was something fans were happy to see.

“All he’s ever wanted to be is a treasure hunter,” Bobby confirms.

One time while Bobby was torch-cutting an underwater structure damaged during Hurricane Katrina, he briefly got knocked unconscious by an explosion.

Bobby had parlayed his passion for diving into a career as a commercial diver and remote-operated-vehicle pilot.

Suddenly her husband handed her their 18-month-old son, Bobby, who was wearing a miniature dark turtleneck and tiny jeans, like a Steve Jobs doll.

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That Huckabee is mentioned in the same sentence with other aspiring conservative governors, especially Bobby Jindal, is laughable.

Within a few summer weeks, “Hot N—” had become an inescapable pop-culture phenomenon and Bobby landed a major record deal.

Brooklyn musician Bobby Shmurda, whose ‘Shmoney Dance’ went viral, was arrested today on ‘gang conspiracy’ charges, police said.

I personally knew of fights that went on between Bobby and Robyn during that time.

Before Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston was in a rumored relationship with friend Robyn Crawford.

Bobby attended this institution of learning with his particular chum and the boys had no end of good times.

Jess was heartily glad to get rid of her; and it was seldom that she ever felt that way about Bobby.

Trevithick was friendly with George Stephenson when, in 1805, he nursed little Bobby.

Thats all right, returned the small boy, with a grin, as he walked over and carefully handed Bobby the knife.

Bobby said it should have been written on yellow paper with an asbestos pad under it to save scorching Miss Pendletons desk.

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