• WordNet 3.6
    • v bobble make a mess of, destroy or ruin "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out","the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
    • n bobble the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bobble To bob up and down; move with continual bobbing.
    • n bobble The movement of agitated water.
    • bobble In golf, to run unevenly on a green: said of a ball.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bobble the movement of water in commotion
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. Celt., Gael. baban, babag.


In literature:

See that bobble waltzin' in?
"The Veiled Lady" by F. Hopkinson Smith
I reckon I'll have to kind of change my route till somethin' happens to make folks forget this here bobble.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
A plate that has a little bobble, all of them, any so.
"Tender Buttons" by Gertrude Stein
We now called ourselves the "FANTASTIKS," and wore a black pierrette kit with yellow bobbles.
"Fanny Goes to War" by Pat Beauchamp
The old jolly-boat bobbled behind in tow.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
I say, Mr Red-beard, hubba doorum bobble moti squorum howko joski tearum thaddi whak?
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
We're stuck with it because somebody bobbled.
"Mezzerow Loves Company" by Floyd L. Wallace
He turns her north on the bullyvard, without a skip or a bobble, and she runs smooth as grease.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
His double pair of thin arms and the bird-like head on his long neck bobbled excitedly in time to his steps.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
Her glasses bobbled on her nose.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett

In news:

Obama wins Monarchs' Presidential Bobble Election.
The Miracle Baseball continuing a tradition, a tradition that, in the last two presidential elections, has accurately predicted the winner using bobble heads.
Bobbles, a nine-year-old sun bear , came to the San Antonio Zoo from the Brownsville Zoo.
Bobble head dolls provided by and available at.
For nearly every bobbled ball or untimely ground out, a player has no issue finding somebody who'll lift them back up.
Anthony Rizzo bobbles a ground ball against the.
AP Photo/The Times-News, Drew Nash Boise State's Matt Miller bobbles the ball before catching it in the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against TCU, Saturday in Boise, Idaho TCU won 36-35.
Dominique Whaley's longest run of the night, 18 yards, finished with one of those bobbles.
Dallas quarterback returns to scene of bobbled snap.
You can no longer buy a John Wilkes Booth bobble-head doll at the Gettysburg National Military visitor center bookstore.
Bobbling Dodgers need a lift.
Bobbles will be doing a special fundraiser show, with a real drummer in the studio to discuss the demise of real drums in popular music.
Many marketers have written off the infographic as a shiny bobble that doesn't generate ROI.
Tony Romo returned to the scene of his famous bobble that still remains a chapter in his career as the quarterback in Dallas.
"We did fine and could have had a couple more scores, but we missed a chance in the first half when we bobbled the snap at their 9-yard line and lost it on downs," South Bend HS Head Football Coach Tom Sanchez told the Herald.