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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.]
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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]
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bob•by

(ˈbɒb i)

n., pl. -bies.
Brit. policeman.
[1835–45; generic use of Bobby, for Sir Robert Peel]
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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"
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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.
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Translations
bobbykeuf
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bobby

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

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

[ˈbɒbɪ] n (Brit) (fam) → poliziotto
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
"Yes; nearly five years since to Robert Leaven, the coachman; and I've a little girl besides Bobby there, that I've christened Jane."
Tell me everything about them, Bessie: but sit down first; and, Bobby, come and sit on my knee, will you?" but Bobby preferred sidling over to his mother.
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.
Poor, wayward-hearted Collins leaned his head upon their crazy tables; priggish Benjamin Franklin; Savage, the wrong-headed, much troubled when he could afford any softer bed than a doorstep; young Bloomfield, "Bobby" Burns, Hogarth, Watts the engineer--the roll is endless.
Little Bobby nodded to her over his shoulder, without moving his hat, and continued his conversation with the heir of Heehaw.