bob

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See also: Bob, BOB, ВОВ, bób, and боб

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bobben (to strike, beat, shake, jog), of uncertain origin. Compare Scots bob (to mark, butt dance with a bobbing motion), Icelandic boppa (to wave up and down), Swedish bobba (to bob), Dutch dobberen ("bobbing").

Verb[edit]

bob (third-person singular simple present bobs, present participle bobbing, simple past and past participle bobbed)

  1. (intransitive) To move gently and vertically, in either a single motion or repeatedly up and down, at or near the surface of a body of water, or similar medium.
    The cork bobbed gently in the calm water.
    The ball, which we had thought lost, suddenly bobbed up out of the water.
    The flowers were bobbing in the wind.
  2. (transitive) To move (something) as though it were bobbing in water.
    I bobbed my head under water and saw the goldfish.
    bob one's head (= to nod)
  3. To curtsy.
  4. To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.
    • (Can we date this quote by Elyot and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      He was suddenly bobbed on the face by the servants.
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Noun[edit]

bob (plural bobs)

  1. A bobbing motion; a quick up and down movement.
    a bob of the head
  2. A curtsy.
  3. A bobber.
    • (Can we date this quote by Lauson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Or yellow bobs turn'd up before the plough / Are chiefest baits, with cork and lead enough.
  4. Any of various hesperiid butterflies.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bob (plural bobs)

  1. A bob haircut.
  2. Any round object attached loosely to a flexible line, a rod, a body part etc., so that it may swing when hanging from it
  3. The dangling mass of a pendulum or plumb line.
  4. The docked tail of a horse.
  5. A short line ending a stanza of a poem.
  6. The short runner of a sled.
  7. A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc.
  8. A working beam in a steam engine.
  9. A particular style of ringing changes on bells.
  10. A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist.
  11. (obsolete) A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig.
    • (Can we date this quote by Shenstone and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      A plain brown bob he wore.
  12. (obsolete) The refrain of a song.
    • (Can we date this quote by L'Estrange and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      To bed, to bed, will be the bob of the song.
  13. (obsolete) A jeer; a sharp jest or taunt.
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Verb[edit]

bob (third-person singular simple present bobs, present participle bobbing, simple past and past participle bobbed)

  1. (transitive) To cut (hair) into a bob haircut.
    I got my hair bobbed. How do you like it?
  2. (transitive) To shorten by cutting; to dock; to crop
  3. Short form of bobsleigh
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

bob (plural bob)

  1. (Kenya, slang ; UK and Australia, historical, dated ) A shilling.
    I could have saved myself a few bob buying it somewhere else.
  2. (Australia, dated slang) A 10-cent coin.
  3. (slang) An unspecified amount of money.
    • Spot me a few bob, Robert.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The use of bob for shilling is dated slang in the UK and Australia, since decimalisation. In East African countries where the currency is the shilling, it is current usage, and not considered slang. OED gives first usage as 1789.
  • The use of bob to describe a 10-cent coin is derived from the fact that it was of equal worth to a shilling during decimalisation, however since then, the term has slowly dropped out of usage and is seldom used today.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

bob (plural bobs)

  1. Abbreviation of shishkabob.

Etymology 5[edit]

blitter object

Noun[edit]

bob (plural bobs)

  1. (computer graphics, demoscene) A graphical element, resembling a hardware sprite, that can be blitted around the screen in large numbers.
    • 1986, Eugene P Mortimore, Amiga programmer's handbook, Volumes 1-2:
      The bob list determines the drawing priority...
    • 1995, "John Girvin", Blitting bobs (on Internet newsgroup comp.sys.amiga.programmer)
      IMHO, youd [sic] be better doing other things with the CPU and letting the blitter draw bobs, esp on a machine with fast ram.
    • 2002, "demoeffects", Demotized 0.0.1 - A collection of demo effects from the early days of the demo scene. (on Internet newsgroup fm.announce)
      Changes: This release adds 2 new effects (bobs and unlimited bobs), has a GFX directory for sharing graphics, adds utility functions to the common code...
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From bewust onbeschonken bestuurder (deliberately unintoxicated driver).

Noun[edit]

bob m (plural bobs, diminutive bobje n)

  1. designated driver

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English bob.

Noun[edit]

bob f or m (plural bobs)

  1. bob, bobsleigh

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the English personal name Bob, used to designate light infantrymen, and probably introduced into French during the First World War.

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Noun[edit]

bob m (plural bobs)

  1. bucket hat, fishing hat

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbob]
  • Hyphenation: bob
  • Rhymes: -ob

Noun[edit]

bob (plural bobok)

  1. bobsleigh
  2. a type of sled (a flat-bottomed concave plastic sled with no runners, equipped with brakes)
  3. a car used on the track of an alpine slide or bobsled rollercoaster (mountain coaster)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative bob bobok
accusative bobot bobokat
dative bobnak boboknak
instrumental bobbal bobokkal
causal-final bobért bobokért
translative bobbá bobokká
terminative bobig bobokig
essive-formal bobként bobokként
essive-modal
inessive bobban bobokban
superessive bobon bobokon
adessive bobnál boboknál
illative bobba bobokba
sublative bobra bobokra
allative bobhoz bobokhoz
elative bobból bobokból
delative bobról bobokról
ablative bobtól boboktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
bobé boboké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
bobéi bobokéi
Possessive forms of bob
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. bobom bobjaim
2nd person sing. bobod bobjaid
3rd person sing. bobja bobjai
1st person plural bobunk bobjaink
2nd person plural bobotok bobjaitok
3rd person plural bobjuk bobjaik

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun 1[edit]

bob m (genitive singular bob, nominative plural bobanna)

  1. (hair) bob
    1. fringe (of hair over forehead)
    2. bob(tail)
      Synonym: bob eireabaill
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Noun 2[edit]

bob m (genitive singular bob, nominative plural bobanna)

  1. stump, target (in games)
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Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bob bhob mbob
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "bob" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “bob” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “bob” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

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bob m (invariable)

  1. bobsleigh / bobsled

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

bob

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bobъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰabʰ-. Cognate with Upper Sorbian bob, Polish bób, Czech bob, Russian боб (bob), Serbo-Croatian bȍb.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bob m

  1. (uncountable) bean plant
  2. beanfield

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • bobowka f (an individual bean seed)

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Further reading[edit]

  • bob in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • bob in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Serbo-Croatian bȍb.

Noun[edit]

bob n (plural boabe)

  1. A type of bean, field bean, horse bean, broad bean
  2. a grain
  3. Any seed, pit, stone, berry.

Related terms[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English bobsleigh.

Noun[edit]

bob n (plural boburi)

  1. bobsleigh

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bobъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bȍb m (Cyrillic spelling бо̏б)

  1. broad bean
  2. horse bean
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From English bob.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bȍb m (Cyrillic spelling бо̏б)

  1. bobsled
Declension[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bob m (plural bobs)

  1. bob, bob haircut (hairstyle)

Welsh[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bob

  1. Soft mutation of pob.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pob bob mhob phob
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.