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cob·ber

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

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

cobber

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

n (Austral inf) → Kumpel m (inf)
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And after a week of moaning from the gobby Cobbers, yesterday's rugby World Cup quarter-final victory ensured Marseille 2007 will go down alongside Headingley 1981, Sydney 2003 and Edgbaston 2005 as one of the most glorious results in English sporting history.
Well, Gareth Jenkins couldn't get hold of Cobbers to tell him personally that he was out of his Wales' World Cup plans.
'Cobbers does a lot of the donkey work you often don't see.
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