Bobbery Bob"ber*y, n. [Prob. an Anglo-Indian form of Hindi b[=a]p re O thou father! (a very disrespectful address).] A squabble; a tumult; a commotion; a noisy disturbance; as, to raise a bobbery. [Low] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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  • bobbery — /ˈbɒbəri/ (say bobuhree) noun Obsolete 1. Colloquial commotion; fuss. 2. Also, bobbery pack. a pack of hunting dogs of various breeds. Also, bobberie. {British dialect} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bobbery — I. ˈbäb(ə)rē, ri noun ( es) Etymology: Hindi bāp re, literally, oh father, an exclamation : a noisy disturbance : row, brawl II. adjective Etymology: probably from bobbery ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • bobbery — noun (plural beries) Etymology: Hindi bāp re, literally, oh father! Date: 1800 hubbub …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bobbery — /bob euh ree/, n., pl. bobberies. a disturbance; brawl. [1810 20; < Hindi bap re O father!] * * * …   Universalium

  • bobbery — n. loud noise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bobbery — bob·bery …   English syllables

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