bobby

Definitions

  • Haven't you anyone you can play with, Bobby
    Haven't you anyone you can play with, Bobby
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bobby an informal term for a British policeman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bobby Carpenter was the first American player to score 50 goals in a season
    • n Bobby A nickname for a British policeman; -- from Sir Robert Peel, who remodeled the police force. See Peeler.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: American actor Jack Nicholson, and American singer Bobby Darrin were raised believing their grandmothers were their mothers and their mothers were their older sisters
    • n bobby A policeman: a nickname first given to the members of the police force established under Sir Robert Peel's act (passed in 1829) for improving the police in and near London.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st CMA (Country Music Association) Awards, hosted by Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry, were presented at an awards banquet and show in 1967.
    • n Bobby a shortened familiar form of Robert: a familiar name for a policeman—from Sir Robert Peel, Home Secretary at the passing of the Metropolitan Police Act of 1828
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Usage

In literature:

Lucy, and Cissie, and Bobbie will be better than fancies, won't they?
"The Kitchen Cat, and other Tales" by Amy Walton
I say, bobby, whoever brought you up carried you up much too high, both in body and notions.
"Fighting the Flames" by R.M. Ballantyne
For I know Bobbie, and I would run a mile or two any day to avoid him.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914" by Various
There were toys to be bought for six-year-old Doris and little Bobbie and Baby Hugh, and something very nice for Nancy.
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
My young friend Bobby (now in the early thirteens) has been making his plans for the Christmas holidays.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
So lots were drawn, and it fell to Bobby himself to entertain the company.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Lucy, and Cissie, and Bobbie will be better than fancies, won't they?
"The Kitchen Cat and Other Stories" by Amy Walton
He therefore, showed Bobby a few of the simpler wrestler's tricks which Bobby adopted and brooded over in his manner.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
As they passed the great hollow tree Bobby Coon put his head out.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Nellie said she would make Bobby come as well.
"Colonial Born" by G. Firth Scott
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In poetry:

WHAT tho' the world does me ill turns
And cares my life environ;
I’d sooner laugh with Bobbie Burns
Than sneer with titl'd Byron.
"Laughing and Sneering" by Henry Lawson
One man short when the roll they're calling;
One man short at old Bobby Rand's;
Heads are drooping and tears are falling
Up on Monaro's mountain lands.
"Down The River" by Barcroft Henry Boake
Do you know why that man that's got a cropped head
Rubbed it just now as if he felt a fly?
Could it be, Bobby, something that I dropded?
And is that why?
"On The Landing" by Francis Bret Harte
"Nay, nay, that tale wea'nt do, owd lad,
For Bobby Burns tells me tha had
A scythe hung o'er thi shoulder, Gad!
Tha worn't dress'd
I' fine black clooath; tha wore a plad
Across thi breast!"
"A Strange Stooary" by John Hartley
'Stand!' shouted the bobbies in accents most dread,
'Or else you will taste our infallible lead.'
But the maids of the mountains just laughed at poor Clark,
And galloped away to continue their lark.
"The Maids of the Mountains" by Anonymous Oceania
They don't know Hagen from Bobby Jones,
They never heard of Al Smith,
Even Red Grange is beyond their range,
And Dempsey is a myth.
Oh golly, to gabble upon the shoulder
Of someone my own age, or even older!
"You Can Be A Republican, I'm A Genocrat" by Ogden Nash

In news:

Ben Affleck, right, as ace salesman Bobbie Walker, and Tommy Lee Jones as division honcho Gene McClary face impending economic catastrophe in "The Company Men".
After taking a foul tip off the mask Monday night, Angels catcher Bobby Wilson was feeling woozy.
Bobby Brown has entered a no-contest plea to a charge of drunk driving.
Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law a 10-year, $37 million tax break for the New Orleans Hornets as part of the state's deal to keep the NBA team in Louisiana.
Bobby Convey , another player who began his career as a teenager at DC, is on the move again, going from San Jose to Sporting Kansas City.
Freight forwarder and customs broker Coppersmith Global Logistics has promoted Bobby Shaida to national sales manager.
I don't claim to be Bobby Flay or anything, but I like to think I know my way around the kitchen.
News-Argus/Bobby Williams Four John Deere tractors plow a cornfield on Piney Grove Road between Seven Springs and US 70.
Grant's kids are cornered by Bobby.
Grant's kids are cornered by Bobby and asked, "What bothers you most about your parents driving.".
The House went along with Senate changes to a bill increasing court costs by $10 in criminal cases and for traffic tickets to finance indigent defense, sending the measure to Gov Bobby Jindal for his signature or veto.
Corey Cott , Kristen Stewart, Michael Phelps, Bobby Brown, Chris Brown, Robert Downey Jr. November 22, 2012 2:26 pm.
Bobby Wilson and the counterproductive side of tweeting.
The Bobby Compton Bandwith Jordan Rager and the 5th WheelWhen: 8 pm FridayWhere: Georgia Theatre, 215 N Lumpkin St. Andre Gallant published Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Bobby Compton calls himself a country artist with a rock band wrapped around him.
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In science:

Bobby Acharya, Mina Aganagic, Kentaro Hori, and Cumrun Vafa.
String Theory and the Vacuum Structure of Confining Gauge Theories
We would like to thank Bobby Acharya, Konstantin Bobkov, Dan Chung, Sera Cremonini, Phill Gra jek, Mark Hertzberg, Nemanja Kaloper, Piyush Kumar, SiewPhang Ng, Alexey Petrov, Dan Phalen, Aaron Pierce, Jing Shao, and Lian-Tao Wang for useful discussions.
Dark Matter and LHC: What is the Connection?
I would like to thank Itai Ashlagi, Hu Fu, Bobby Kleinberg, Noam Nisan, Sigal Oren, and Michael Schapira for helpful discussions and comments.
An Impossibility Result for Truthful Combinatorial Auctions with Submodular Valuations
Ronghui Ji, Crichton Ogle, and Bobby Ramsey.
Conjugacy Search Problem for Relatively Hyperbolic Groups
I wish to thank Bobby Hunt, Christoph Keller, and Ken Mighell for useful conversations.
Combining Undersampled Dithered Images
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