bobby

[ bob-ee ]
/ ˈbɒb i /

noun, plural bob·bies. British Informal.

a policeman.

Origin of bobby

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

Definition for bobby (2 of 6)

Bobby

[ bob-ee ]
/ ˈbɒb i /

noun

a male given name, form of Robert.
a female given name.

Definition for bobby (3 of 6)

Hull

[ huhl ]
/ hʌl /

noun

Cor·dell [kawr-del, kawr-del] /ˈkɔr dɛl, kɔrˈdɛl/, 1871–1955, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1933–44; Nobel Peace Prize 1945.
Robert MarvinBobby, born 1939, Canadian ice-hockey player.
William,1753–1825, U.S. general.
Official name Kingston-upon-Hull. a seaport in Humberside, in E England, on the Humber River.
a city in SE Canada, on the Ottawa River opposite Ottawa.

Definition for bobby (4 of 6)

Jones

[ johnz ]
/ dʒoʊnz /

noun

Definition for bobby (5 of 6)

Orr

[ awr ]
/ ɔr /

noun

Sir John Boyd. Boyd Orr, Sir John.
Robert GordonBobby, born 1948, Canadian ice-hockey player.

Definition for bobby (6 of 6)

Fischer

[ fish-er ]
/ ˈfɪʃ ər /

noun

Edwin,1886–1960, Swiss pianist.
E·mil [ey-mil] /ˈeɪ mɪl/, 1852–1919, German chemist: Nobel Prize 1902.
Ernst Otto,1918–2007, German chemist: Nobel Prize 1973.
Hans [hahns] /hɑns/, 1881–1945, German chemist: Nobel Prize 1930.
Robert JamesBobby, 1943–2008, U.S. chess player.
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British Dictionary definitions for bobby (1 of 7)

bobby

/ (ˈbɒbɪ) /

noun plural -bies

informal a British policeman

Word Origin for bobby

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

British Dictionary definitions for bobby (2 of 7)

Fischer

/ (ˈfɪʃər) /

noun

Emil Hermann (ˈeːmiːl ˈhɛrman). 1852–1919, German chemist, noted particularly for his work on synthetic sugars and the purine group: Nobel prize for chemistry 1902
Ernst Otto . 1918–94, German chemist: shared the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1973 with Geoffrey Wilkinson for his work on inorganic complexes
Hans (hans). 1881–1945, German chemist, noted particularly for his work on chlorophyll, haemin, and the porphyrins: Nobel prize for chemistry 1930
Robert James, known as Bobby . 1943–2008, US chess player; world champion 1972–75

British Dictionary definitions for bobby (3 of 7)

hull

/ (hʌl) /

noun

the main body of a vessel, tank, flying boat, etc
the shell or pod of peas or beans; the outer covering of any fruit or seed; husk
the persistent calyx at the base of a strawberry, raspberry, or similar fruit
the outer casing of a missile, rocket, etc

verb

to remove the hulls from (fruit or seeds)
(tr) to pierce the hull of (a vessel, tank, etc)
Derived Formshuller, nounhull-less, adjective

Word Origin for hull

Old English hulu; related to Old High German helawa, Old English helan to hide

British Dictionary definitions for bobby (4 of 7)

Jones

/ (dʒəʊnz) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for bobby (5 of 7)

Orr

/ (ɔː) /

noun

Robert Gordon, known as Bobby . born 1948, Canadian ice-hockey player

British Dictionary definitions for bobby (6 of 7)

Hull

1
/ (hʌl) /

noun

a city and port in NE England, in Kingston upon Hull unitary authority, East Riding of Yorkshire: fishing, food processing; two universities. Pop: 301 416 (2001). Official name: Kingston upon Hull
a city in SE Canada, in SW Quebec on the River Ottawa: a centre of the timber trade and associated industries. Pop: 66 246 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for bobby (7 of 7)

Hull

2
/ (hʌl) /

noun

Cordell. 1871–1955, US statesman; secretary of state (1933–44). He helped to found the U.N.: Nobel peace prize 1945
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Medicine definitions for bobby

Fischer

[ fĭshər ]
Hans 1881-1945

German chemist known for his research on the components of blood. He won a 1930 Nobel Prize for his work on the synthesis of hemin.
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Science definitions for bobby

hull

[ hŭl ]

The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.
The enlarged calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.
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Idioms and Phrases with bobby

Jones


see Davy Jones's locker; keep up (with the Joneses).

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