bobby

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From the given name of Sir Robert Peel, who established London's police force.[1]

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bobby (plural bobbies)

  1. (UK, slang) A police officer.
  2. (UK, slang) A railway signaller.

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  1. ^ 1986, Paul Hellweg, The Insomniac's Dictionary, Facts On File Publications, 0-8160-1364-0, page 108: