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bobble

verb bob·ble \ ˈbä-bəl \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of bobble

bobbled; bobbling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
1 : 1bob
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

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Origin and Etymology of bobble

frequentative of 1bob


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bobble

noun

Definition of bobble

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

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First Known Use of bobble

1836


BOBBLE Defined for English Language Learners

bobble

verb

Definition of bobble for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


bobble

noun

Definition of bobble for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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