noun (plural bobbies)British informal
A police officer.
More 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: nickname for Robert, given name of Sir Robert Peel, Sir Robert.
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