bobsy-die

noun

NZ informal fuss; confusion; pandemonium (esp in the phrases kick up bobsy-die, play bobsy-die)

Nearby words

  1. bobruysk,
  2. bobsled,
  3. bobsledding,
  4. bobsleigh,
  5. bobstay,
  6. bobtail,
  7. bobweight,
  8. bobwhite,
  9. bobèche,
  10. boca raton

Word Origin for bobsy-die

from C19 bob's a-dying

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