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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Verb

Infinitive
to bob

Third person singular
bob

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
b

to bob (third-person singular simple present bob, present participle b, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (intransitive) To move gently and vertically, in either a single motion or repeatedly up and down, at or near the surface of a body of water.
    The cork bobbed gently in the calm water.
    The ball, which we had thought lost, suddenly bobbed up out of the water.
  2. (transitive) To move (something) as though it were bobbing in water.
    I bobbed my head under water and saw the goldfish.
    bob one's head (= to nod)
  3. To curtsy.
Translations
Derived terms

Noun

Singular
bob

Plural
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bob ({{{1}}})
  1. A bobbing motion.
  2. A bobber.
  3. A curtsy.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

Singular
bob

Plural
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bob ({{{1}}})
  1. A bob haircut.
  2. The dangling mass of a pendulum or plumb line.
  3. The docked tail of a horse.
  4. A short line ending a stanza of a poem.
  5. The short runner of a sled.

Verb

Infinitive
to bob

Third person singular
bob

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
b

to bob (third-person singular simple present bob, present participle b, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive) To cut (hair) into a bob haircut.
    I got my hair bobbed. How do you like it?
  2. (transitive) To shorten by cutting; to dock; to crop
  3. Short form of bobsleigh
Translations

Etymology 3

Noun

Singular
bob

Plural
bob

bob (bob)
  1. A shilling.
    Beer’s gone up two bob a pint.
  2. An unspecified amount of money.
    Spot me a few bob, Robert.
Derived terms
Usage notes

The use of bob for shilling is dated slang in the UK and Australia, since decimalisation. In East African countries where the currency is the shilling, it is current usage, and not considered slang. OED gives first usage as 1812. TENTATIVE suggestion that on joining the army (colloquially 'taking the King's shilling') the new recruit's hair was bobbed

Etymology 4

Noun

Singular
bob

Plural
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bob ({{{1}}})
  1. (abbreviation of shishkabob)

Bosnian

Noun

bob m (plural bobovi)

  1. broad bean
  2. horse bean

Declension

Declension of bob Singular Plural
Nominative bob bobovi
Genitive boba bobova
Dative bobu bobovima
Accusative bob bobove
Vocative bobe bobovi
Instrumental bobom bobovima
Locative bobu bobovima

Croatian

Noun

bob m (plural bobovi)

  1. broad bean
  2. horse bean

Declension


Italian

Noun

bob m. inv.

  1. bobsleigh

Romanian

Etymology

From Serbo-Croatian bob.

Noun

bob n. (uncountable)

  1. A type of bean.
  2. Any seed, pit, stone, berry.

Serbian

Pronunciation

Noun

bob m. (plural bobovi) (Cyrillic spelling боб)

  1. broad bean
  2. horse bean

Declension

Declension of bob Singular Plural
Nominative bob bobovi
Genitive boba bobova
Dative bobu bobovima
Accusative bob bobove
Vocative bobe bobovi
Instrumental bobom bobovima
Locative bobu bobovima

Welsh

Adjective

bob (soft mutation of pob)

  1. all, every, each

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pob bob mhob phob

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