"bobby" Definition

  1. a policeman: both BOBBY and PEELER were nicknames given to the new police, in allusion to the Christian name and surname of the late _Sir Robert Peel_, who was the prime mover in effecting their introduction and improvement. The term BOBBY is, however, older than the introduction of the new police. The official square-keeper, who is always armed with a cane to drive away idle and disorderly urchins, has, time out of mind, been called by the said urchins, “BOBBY the beadle.”

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Position in the dictionary: 268 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: bodkin, body-snatcher, bog, bog-oranges, bog-trotter, bogus, boilers, boko, bolt, bolus
Previous words in the dictionary: bobbish, bobbery, bob, boat, board-of-green-cloth, blurt out, blunt, bluff, bluey, blues

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