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cob·ber

 (kŏb′ər)
n. Australian
A pal; a buddy.

[Possibly from dialectal cob, to take a liking to.]

cobber

(ˈkɒbə)
n
informal Austral and NZ a friend; mate: used as a term of address to males
[C19: from dialect cob to take a liking to someone]

chum1

(tʃʌm)

n., v. chummed, chum•ming. n.
1. a close companion or friend; pal.
v.i.
2. to associate closely.
3. to room together.
[1675–85; of uncertain orig.]

chum2

(tʃʌm)

n., v. chummed, chum•ming. n.
1. cut or ground bait dumped into the water to attract fish.
2. fish refuse or scraps discarded by a cannery.
v.i.
3. to attract fish with chum.
v.t.
4. to attract with chum.
[1855–60, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]

chum3

(tʃʌm)

n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cobber - Australian term for a pal
buddy, chum, crony, pal, sidekick, brother - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

cobber

noun (Austral. & old-fashioned N.Z. informal) friend, pal, mate (informal), buddy (informal), china (Brit. & S. African informal), best friend, intimate, cock (Brit. informal), close friend, comrade, chum (informal), crony, alter ego, main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), soul mate, homeboy (slang, chiefly U.S.), bosom friend, boon companion He was just acting big in front of his cobbers.
Translations

cobber

[ˈkɒbəʳ] N (Australia) → amigo m, compañero m; (in direct address) → amigo

cobber

n (Austral inf) → Kumpel m (inf)
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