Bob

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See also: bob, BOB, ВОВ, and bób

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from a medieval hypocorism of Rob.

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  • (UK) enPR: bŏb, IPA(key): /bɒb/
  • Rhymes: -ɒb
  • (US) enPR: bäb, bôb, IPA(key): /bɑb/, /bɔb/
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Bob

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Robert.
  2. (cryptography, physics) The person or system receiving a message or signal from a source conventionally known as Alice.
    • 2003, Matt Bishop, Computer Security: Art and Science, Addison-Wesley Professional (→ISBN), page 247:
      The key that Alice and Bob are to share cannot be transmitted in the clear. Either it must be enciphered when sent, or Alice and Bob must derive it without an exhange of data from which the key can be derived.

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Bob (plural Bobs)

  1. A generic male person.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Bob.

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Bob m

  1. A male given name, Bob

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Bob m

  1. (cryptography) Bob (person or system receiving a message)
  2. A male given name from English