bobbish

bobbish

(ˈbɒbɪʃ)
adj
slang cheerful, in good health and mood
References in classic literature ?
And now are you all bobbish, and how's Sixpennorth of halfpence?
The pigs is well,' said Mr Squeers, 'the cows is well, and the boys is bobbish.
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The form of the Newbury race looks pretty strong, with Bobbish and Stagehand, who both entered the race off wins in nurseries, being beaten three lengths and more behind the winner at the line.
And Frankie Dettori can oblige his legions of fans by landing a double on Bobbish and Reunite.
Charles Bobbish, from the diocese of Moosonee, attending CoGS as an ACIP partner, said "a lot of people have misunderstanding about the settlement agreement.
THE phrase, common in British and Australian slang, first appeared in the Oxford English dictionary in 1866 and is said to be from bobbish, meaning someone in good health or spirits, and the verb to dazzle meaning to bewilder or confuse the eye.
The form of the race certainly stacks up pretty well, with Bobbish and Stage Hand, who both came into the race off wins in nurseries, three lengths and half a length behind the winner at the line.
Cesc came with a telling run up the stands' side rail under Jimmy Quinn to comprehensively see off Bobbish by three lengths in the 7f nursery, much to the delight of trainer Peter Makin.
Jockey Neil Callan went solo on the stands' side rail on board Bobbish in the 7f nursery, but the move paid off as the pair came home three-quarters of a length ahead of Diamond Light.