American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bob up and down.
- v. To lose one's grip on (a ball, for example) momentarily.
- n. A mistake or blunder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bob up and down; move with continual bobbing.
- n. The movement of agitated water.
- In golf, to run unevenly on a green: said of a ball.
- n. A furry ball attached on top of a hat
- n. UK Elasticated band used for securing hair (for instance in a ponytail)
- n. informal A pill (ball formed on surface of fabric, as on laundered clothes).
- v. To bob up and down.
- v. US To make a mistake in.
- v. to roll slowly
- n. the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball
- v. make a mess of, destroy or ruin
- From bob1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Fortunately, we got a bobble from a great center fielder.”
“Mr. Baker, I think you meant "bauble shop", but I like "bobble" better.”
“Also the thumb support 'bobble' has become higher.”
“I was going to say the same thing others have said – she looks like a bobble-head on the cover.”
“They put a large V on their shirts that season, claiming to get around the objections of the KNVB that the V stood for Volendam, and released a compilation album of the station's local favourites with a team picture on the cover, including the goalkeeper wearing a Selwyn Froggitt bobble hat.”
“With the second he, like Ronaldo, had the excuse of a bobble.”
“Cristiano Ronaldo was defeated by a bobble after being set through by a Nani flick and Helder Postiga flashed a shot on the turn just wide as a free-kick bobbled through a crowd of players to him.”
“This was a good night not to be consigned to the bench, swathed in quilted gear and bobble hats.”
“It involves dappled light, pinging music, bobble-hats, toddler language ( "You can feel my boobydoobyboos"), pastel tones and a sexual relationship between a resident and a carer that is, it's suggested, liberating but, looks, despite versatile turns from Louis Lovett and Michele Moran, improbable and exploitative.”
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