American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A police officer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Slang, Eng. A nickname for a British policeman; -- from Sir Robert Peel, who remodeled the police force. See peeler.
- n. an informal term for a British policeman
- From the given name of Sir Robert Peel, who established London's police force. (Wiktionary)
- After Sir Robert Peel, home secretary of England when the Metropolitan Police Force was created in 1829. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“NEWTON (voice-over): This is what we call the bobby cam, from the drunken brawl that's broken up to all the arrests that follow.”
“NEWTON (voice over): This is what we call the bobby cam.”
“2: 49 PM your faith in bobby is founded in what? seriously, what? has any move he has made post election given you any faith that meaningful change will come?”
“12: 29 PM mominem: good catch mac: "your faith in bobby is founded in what?”
“Let me re write the PSU thing above in bobby speak”
“Band standing because you think bobby is overreaching his authority or stigmatizing others will not stop lawless underclass types “stickin it in” others on da streets.”
“You know very well indeed that bobby is seeking to differentiate between sensible members of the public and criminally irresponsible sections of society.”
“Quickly she glanced down at herself, still not accustomed to this fancy getup she wore, including what Englishers called bobby socks and saddle shoes.”
“This illogical logic is really quite enjoyable sometimes, especially with Whack-a-Troll. everytime i see wasserman-shultz on the news programs i want to proposed marriage to her. the way she called bobby swindal out last night on countdown was classic. eyeball roll and all. tombaker Says:”
“I don’t understand, said the chief – a few hours ago everybody was having fun issuing tickets and how come this bobby is the only person left?”
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Words with the letter b within the word, not just as the initial or last letter.
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British words/phrases/slang I love using in everyday conversation.
I don't like pets, but these are typical names for them.
No me gustan las mascotas, pero Ã©stos son los nombres tÃpicos de ellos.
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