Definition of cobber in English:


Line breaks: cob¦ber
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒbə


Australian /NZ informal
  • A companion or friend (often used as a form of address between men): G’day cobbers!
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    • 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'.

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