bobby

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the given name of Sir Robert Peel, who established London’s police force.[1]

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bobby (plural bobbies)

  1. (Britain, slang) A police officer.
  2. (Britain, slang) A railway signaller.

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  1. ^ Hellweg, Paul (1986) The Insomniac's Dictionary, Facts On File Publications, →ISBN, page 108

Etymology 2[edit]

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bobby (plural bobbies)

  1. (Scotland, slang) A penis.
  2. (MLE) Cocaine.
    • 2017, Digga D (lyrics), “Next Up?”, performed by 1011 (Digga D x Sav'O x T.Y):
      Bro I’m booky, I’ll take your food if my belly starts rumblin
      They rap about bootings, they ain’t blammed nobody
      Hold that properly when I bang that dotty
      I put sniff in a rex, and I slang that bobby
  3. A calf that is slaughtered in its first month, usually because it has no dam or because it is undersized or otherwise defective.
    • 1970, Great Britain. Milk Marketing Board. Breeding and Production Organization, Report of the Breeding and Production Orgnization:
      The already low proportion of Friesian and Hereford Friesian cross calves sold as bobbies declined to almost insignificant proportions and there was a very steep drop in the proportion of bobby calves in the other breeds
    • 2002, John Moran, Calf Rearing: A Practical Guide, →ISBN, page 44:
      The following is the Victorian code of practice as it refers to the welfare of bobby calves.
    • 2004, ‎Primary Industries Standing Committee, Cattle, →ISBN, page 21:
      All bobby calves must be fed as close as possible to, and at least within 6 hours of, the time of transportation.
  4. A banana that is extra small in size.
    • 2017 June 14, Sarah Catherall, “I tried to live plastic free for a week and it's impossible”, in The Press:
      My kids like bobby bananas, but they're in plastic.