Definition of bobby in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒbi/

noun (plural bobbies)

British informal
A police officer.
Example sentences
  • Police authorities whose bobbies wear helmets for patrols will be given shorter, stronger ones next year.
  • In this the mysterious mass murderer whom nobody observes was in fact a patrolling bobby, seen by everyone but noticed by none.
  • In turn this information can be quickly and automatically transmitted to other patrol cars and even bobbies on the beat.


Mid 19th century: pet form of Robert, given name of Sir Robert Peel, Sir Robert.

Words that rhyme with bobby

Bobbie, Gobbi, hobby, knobby, lobby, snobby, swabbie

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