bobby calf


noun British, Australian.

a calf no more than a week old that is sent to be slaughtered.

Nearby words

  1. bobble,
  2. bobble hat,
  3. bobblehead,
  4. bobbsey twins,
  5. bobby,
  6. bobby dazzler,
  7. bobby pin,
  8. bobby socks,
  9. bobby sox,
  10. bobby-dazzler

Origin of bobby calf

1925–30; bob (as in bob veal) + -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for bobby calf

bobby calf

noun

an unweaned calf culled for slaughter
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