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bobble

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verb bob·ble \ˈbä-bəl\

Simple Definition of bobble

  • : 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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bobble

bobbled

bobbling

play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
  1. 1 :  1bob

  2. 2 :  fumble

Examples of bobble in a sentence

  1. The catcher bobbled the ball.

  2. <the first baseman bobbled the catch, so the runner was safe>



Origin and Etymology of bobble

frequentative of 1bob


First Known Use: 1812


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bobble

noun bob·ble

Simple Definition of 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bobble

  1. 1 :  a repeated bobbing movement

  2. 2 :  a small ball of fabric; especially :  one in a series used on an edging

  3. 3 :  error, mistake; especially :  a mishandling of the ball in baseball or football

Examples of bobble in a sentence

  1. a bobble that cost them the game

  2. The curtains have a series of bobbles along the edge.



1880

First Known Use of bobble

1880


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