bobby-dazzler

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Originated in 19th century Lancashire.

Noun[edit]

bobby-dazzler (plural bobby-dazzlers)

  1. (informal, chiefly British and Australian) An attractive person.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 6
      Suddenly she appeared in the inner doorway rather shyly. She had got a new cotton blouse on. Paul jumped up and went forward.
      "Oh, my stars!" he exclaimed. "What a bobby-dazzler!"
      She sniffed in a little haughty way, and put her head up.
      "It's not a bobby-dazzler at all!" she replied. "It's very quiet."

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