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bobby

[ bob-ee ]
/ ˈbɒb i /
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noun, plural bob·bies.British Informal.

a policeman.

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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 2)

Bobby
[ bob-ee ]
/ ˈbɒb i /

noun

a male given name, form of Robert.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for bobby

bobby
/ (ˈbɒbɪ) /

noun plural -bies

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