bob


1bob

verb \ˈbäb\
bobbedbob·bing

Definition of BOB

transitive verb
1
:  to strike with a quick light blow :  rap
2
:  to move up and down in a short quick movement <bob the head>
3
:  to polish with a bob :  buff
intransitive verb
1
a :  to move up and down briefly or repeatedly
b :  to emerge, arise, or appear suddenly or unexpectedly
2
:  to nod or curtsy briefly
3
:  to try to seize a suspended or floating object with the teeth

Origin of BOB

Middle English boben
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with BOB

2bob

noun

Definition of BOB

1
a :  a short quick down-and-up motion
b Scottish :  any of several folk dances
2
obsolete :  a blow or tap especially with the fist
3
a :  a modification of the order in change ringing
b :  a method of change ringing using a bob
4
:  a small polishing wheel of solid felt or leather with rounded edges

First Known Use of BOB

circa 1550

Other Dance Terms

attitude, honor, saltatory, sashay, taw

3bob

verb
bobbedbob·bing

Definition of BOB

transitive verb
1
obsolete :  deceive, cheat
2
obsolete :  to take by fraud :  filch

Origin of BOB

Middle English bobben, from Old French bober
First Known Use: 14th century

4bob

noun

Definition of BOB

1
a (1) :  bunch, cluster (2) Scottish :  nosegay
b :  a knob, knot, twist, or curl especially of ribbons, yarn, or hair
c :  a short haircut on a woman or child
2
:  float 2a
3
:  a hanging ball or weight (as on a plumb line)
4
:  trifle 1 <bits and bobs>

Origin of BOB

Middle English bobbe
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

5bob

verb
bobbedbob·bing

Definition of BOB

transitive verb
1
:  to cut shorter :  crop <bob a horse's tail>
2
:  to cut (hair) in the style of a bob

First Known Use of BOB

1675

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

6bob

noun
plural bob

Definition of BOB

slang British
:  shilling

Origin of BOB

perhaps from the name Bob
First Known Use: 1789

7bob

noun

Definition of BOB

:  bobsled

First Known Use of BOB

1856

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