bobby


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bob·by

 (bŏb′ē)
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.]

bobby

(ˈbɒbɪ)
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]

bob•by

(ˈbɒb i)

n., pl. -bies.
Brit. policeman.
[1835–45; generic use of Bobby, for Sir Robert Peel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bobby - an informal term for a British policemanbobby - an informal term for a British policeman
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"

bobby

noun
Chiefly British. A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: cop, law.
Slang: bull, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: constable, peeler.
Translations
bobbykeuf
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bobby

[ˈbɒbɪ] N (Brit) (= policeman) → poli m

bobby

[ˈbɒbi] n (British) (old-fashioned)agent m (de police)bobby pin n (US)pince f à cheveux

bobby

n (dated Brit inf) → Bobby m, → Schupo m (dated)

bobby

:
bobby-dazzler
n (dated Brit inf) (= object)Knüller m (inf), → Sensation f; (= girl)Augenweide f
bobby pin
n (US) → Haarklemme f
bobby sox
pl (dated US) → kurze Söckchen pl
bobbysoxer
n (dated US inf) → Teenager m, → junges Mädchen

bobby

[ˈbɒbɪ] n (Brit) (fam) → poliziotto
References in classic literature ?
Yes; nearly five years since to Robert Leaven, the coachman; and I've a little girl besides Bobby there, that I've christened Jane.
They made Bobby Wick pass an examination at Sandhurst.
He patted Bobby on the shoulder and said: "Well done, my boy
There followed, while the uniform was being prepared, an interval of pure delight, during which Bobby took brevet-rank as a "man" at the women-swamped tennis-parties and tea-fights of the village, and, I daresay, had his joining-time been extended, would have fallen in love with several girls at once.
Stick to your Regiment, Bobby - stick to your Regiment.
With these counsels, and many others equally valuable, did Papa Wick fortify Bobby ere that last awful night at Portsmouth when the Officers' Quarters held more inmates than were provided for by the Regulations, and the liberty-men of the ships fell foul of the drafts for India, and the battle raged from the Dockyard Gates even to the slums of Longport, while the drabs of Fratton came down and scratched the faces of the Queen's Officers.
When Bobby came up from Deolali and took his place among the Tail Twisters, it was gently but firmly borne in upon him that the Regiment was his father and his mother and his indissolubly wedded wife, and that there was no crime under the canopy of heaven blacker than that of bringing shame on the Regiment, which was the best-shooting, best-drilled, best set-up, bravest, most illustrious, and in all respects most desirable Regiment within the compass of the Seven Seas.
Upon the inside of each of these I had to scrawl a few lines on any subject which occurred to me as sufficiently mysterious -- signing all the epistles Tom Dobson, or Bobby Tompkins, or anything in that way.
Diana didn't see why, if you had an imagination at all, you couldn't stretch it to that extent; but probably Anne knew best, and the chore boy was finally christened ROBERT RAY, to be called BOBBY should occasion require.
No, you mustn't kill BOBBY off," declared Diana, laughing.
Little Bobby nodded to her over his shoulder, without moving his hat, and continued his conversation with the heir of Heehaw.
Thus, he was in a condition to relate the exact circumstances of the difference between the Marquis of Mizzler and Lord Bobby, which it appeared originated in a disputed bottle of champagne, and not in a pigeon-pie, as erroneously reported in the newspapers; neither had Lord Bobby said to the Marquis of Mizzler, 'Mizzler, one of us two tells a lie, and I'm not the man,' as incorrectly stated by the same authorities; but 'Mizzler, you know where I'm to be found, and damme, sir, find me if you want me'--which, of course, entirely changed the aspect of this interesting question, and placed it in a very different light.