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n. pl. bob·bies Chiefly British
A police officer.
[After Sir Robert Peelhome secretary of England when the Metropolitan Police Force was created in 1829.]
n, pl -bies
informal a British policeman
[C19: from Bobby after Sir Robert Peel, who, as Home Secretary, set up the Metropolitan Police Force in 1828]
n., pl. -bies.
[1835–45; generic use of Bobby, for Sir Robert Peel]
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