cobber

[ kob-er ]
/ ˈkɒb ər /

noun Australian.

a close fellow male friend; chum; pal.

Origin of cobber

First recorded in 1890–95; of uncertain origin
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cobber

/ (ˈkɒbə) /

noun

Australian and NZ informal a friend; mate: used as a term of address to males

Word Origin for cobber

C19: from dialect cob to take a liking to someone
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