verb \ˈbä-bəl\

: to move up and down quickly or repeatedly

: to handle (something, such as a ball) in a clumsy or awkward way : to fail to catch (something)

bob·bledbob·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of BOBBLE

:  1bob
:  fumble

Examples of BOBBLE

  1. The catcher bobbled the ball.
  2. <the first baseman bobbled the catch, so the runner was safe>

Origin of BOBBLE

frequentative of 1bob
First Known Use: 1812

Rhymes with BOBBLE



: a mistake that occurs when a player fails to catch or handle the ball properly in baseball, football, etc.

: a small ball of fabric that is used for decoration

Full Definition of BOBBLE

:  a repeated bobbing movement
:  a small ball of fabric; especially :  one in a series used on an edging
:  error, mistake; especially :  a mishandling of the ball in baseball or football

Examples of BOBBLE

  1. a bobble that cost them the game
  2. The curtains have a series of bobbles along the edge.

First Known Use of BOBBLE


Rhymes with BOBBLE


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