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cockeye bob

Line breaks: cock|eye bob
(also cockeyed bob)

Definition of cockeye bob in English:

noun

Australian informal
A cyclone or a thunderstorm.
Example sentences
  • But the wet season with its cockeye bobs (man-eating storms) turned his plans topsy-turvy.
  • A cockeyed bob is a squall that blows into the northwest coast of Australia during the summer months.

Origin

late 19th century: probably an alteration of an Aboriginal word.

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