Bob definition

bŏb
(humorous) Battery-operated boyfriend, that is, a vibrator.
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To move up and down.

A cork bobbing on the water.

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To cause to move up and down.

Bobbed my head in response to the question.

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A bobsled.
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A short hairstyle for a woman or child, with the hair of relatively even length all around.
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A quick, jerky motion, like that of a cork on water.
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A bobsled or bob skate.
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(archaic) A short refrain in a song.
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To move, esp. up and down, with short, jerky motions.
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To cut (hair, a tail, etc.) short; dock.
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To move or act in a bobbing manner; move suddenly or jerkily.
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A diminutive of the male given name Robert.
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A woman's or child's short haircut.
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(brit., dial.) A hanging cluster.
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Any knoblike hanging weight or pendant.

A plumb bob.

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To try to catch suspended or floating fruit with the teeth.
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(cryptography, physics, &c.) A placeholder name for the person or system receiving a message or signal from a source conventionally known as Alice.
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A bobber used in fishing.
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A small lock or curl of hair.
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To cut short or reshape.

Bobbed her hair; had his nose bobbed.

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A shilling.
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To grab at floating or hanging objects with the teeth.

Bobbed for apples.

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To fish with a bobber.
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To curtsy or bow.
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A bob skate.
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A short curl or knob of hair.
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A docked tail, as of a horse.
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A quick curtsy.
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(archaic) A tap or light blow.
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A float on a fishing line.
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To curtsy quickly.
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To fish with a bob.
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Robert: dim. Bobby.
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A generic male person.
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A small, knoblike pendent object, such as a plumb bob.
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(informal) Surgical shortening or reshaping of the nose.
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The docked tail of a horse.
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(philately) Back-of-the-book; denoting those stamps in a catalogue that are not used for the payment of regular postage fees, and are displayed separately in the catalogue after that listing; the division between these two groups varies with the publisher.
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A quick, jerky movement of the head or body.
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A type of Scottish dance.
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Clustered bait used on a fishing line.
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To knock against lightly; rap.
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(brit., slang) A shilling.
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bob up
  • to come up unexpectedly; appear suddenly
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of bob

  • Middle English bobben to move up and down probably ultimately of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English bobbe cluster of fruit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Acronym, fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.

    From Wiktionary