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  1. A diminutive of the male given name Robert.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Roberta.


  • 1956 Grace Metalious: Peyton Place, UPNE, 1999, →ISBN, Book Two, Chapter 7,
    It was many years before the house on Maple Street was forgotten as "The Quimby Place" and called by its now correct name of "The Carter House", and it was many years before Mrs. Carter succeeded in making Peyton Place call her "Roberta" instead of the frivolous and, to her, harlotish-sounding name of "Bobbie".