Definition of cobber in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒbə/


Australian /NZ informal
A companion or friend (often used as a form of address between men): G’day cobbers!
More example sentences
  • We cobbers bond through proximity not talk - not serious talk anyway.
  • And what's wrong with putting in a good word for your cobber?
  • The wounded digger clings to the belt of the man in front with his sound hand, while his other cobber gets underneath and pushes him up.


Late 19th century: perhaps related to English dialect cob 'take a liking to'.

Words that rhyme with cobber

clobber, jobber, mobber, robber, slobber

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