cob·​ber ˈkȯ-bər How to pronounce cobber (audio)
Australia and New Zealand
: buddy

Examples of cobber in a Sentence

remembering his mates and cobbers back home

Word History


perhaps from British dialect (Suffolk) cob to take a liking to someone

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cobber was in 1893

Dictionary Entries Near cobber

Cite this Entry

“Cobber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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