Kobe

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See also: kobe, købe, and Kōbe

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Japanese 神戸 (こうべ, Kōbe).

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Kobe

  1. The capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
  2. A male given name
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Etymology 2[edit]

After NBA player Kobe Bryant, emulating an earlier use of the name of Michael Jordan. Popularized by Dave Chappelle in a 2004 sketch. Kobe Bryant's parent named him after the famous beef of Kobe, Japan, which they saw on a restaurant menu.

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Kobe

  1. (slang, US) Exclaimed, while throwing something at a target, as a prediction or acknowledgement of accuracy.
    • 2012 January 18, The Black Sheep[1], volume 6, number 2, Michigan State University, page 7:
      (throws aforementioned paper cup at Russell Byrd– hits Byrd in the head) KOBE!
      […]
      Derrick Nix: Are you serious? You threw a crumpled paper cup at his head, hit him, and then yelled “Kobe!
    • 2016 April 20, The Signal[2], volume XLIV, number 2, The College of New Jersey, page 27:
      Miguel: When you write a bad draft of your Signal article, there’s only one thing to do to it — smash it up into a ball, throw it to the nearest recycle bin and scream “KOBE!
    • 2019 March 22, OC Weekly[3], volume 24, number 30, Orange County, California: Duncan McIntosh Company, page 20:
      As I spend 10 minutes debating what to order, a kid nearby entertains himself by squirting free edamame beans across the restaurant. I try the same, saying “Kobe!” as I shoot one in my mouth at arm’s length on the first try.
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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Kobe Bryant.

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  • Hyphenation: ko‧be

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Kobe

  1. a male given name

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Kobe

  1. (astronomy) Corona Australis