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Origin of ob-
Examples from the Web for ob
To be extra careful, Jones and Kau visited an OB practice several times during the pregnancy.
Dat boss ob mine am one ob de biggest debbils dat am runnin' loose.Brave Tom|Edward S. Ellis
Den you be like some ob de leetle fishes we catch—all mout and no body worth mentioning.The Young Trawler|R.M. Ballantyne
I'd tuk one ob de guns—you warn't in de hous, massa, so I cudn't ax you.'
Some boy sho' must ob busted his head open, to need tyin' up so bad.Lady Luck|Hugh Wiley
Nihil ob id apud Helvetios agendum de lis rebus qu Christi gloriam possunt augere.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
abbreviation for British
Word Origin for ob-
Word Origin for ob.
prefix meaning "toward, against, across, down," also used as an intensive, from Latin ob "toward, to, over against, in the way of, by reason of, about, before, in front of," from PIE root *epi, also *opi "near, against" (see epi-).