- Probably from UK dialect cob ("take a liking to"). Also suggested is Yiddish חבֿר (khaver, "comrade"), which is borrowed from Hebrew חבר (khavér, "friend"). (Wiktionary)
- Possibly from dialectal cob, to take a liking to. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Miss Kinevey-Gump tossed the loaves to Mr. Clary, who slapped them down and then used a tool called a cobber's thumb to push the loaves into each other.”
“You also know, whatever the tourist books say, that no one says "cobber".”
“cobber," who picked up a bomb and blew on it to make it light; "all at once it blew his ---- head off -- Gorblime! you would have laughed!”
“cobber," who picked up a bomb and blew on it to make it light; "all at once it blew his -- head off - Gorblime! you would have laughed!”
“ He'd been reading an American book he'd got from his cobber Harry, it had a bad smell of mildew 'cause Harry'd had to hide it somewhere, maybe on the floor under his bed, so's his mum didn't catch him reading.”
“Post to post they lolled each obber, carrots pulled adn pived foar cobber.”
“Found out dey had bilded dem a nest in a wandering joo plant hanging frum the patio cobber!”
“End of transmission cobber g no i think a remake or a prequel will be a great idea we,ve waited long enough if your a proper sci fi fan you,ll welcome any idea thats on the horizon from the ridley scott crew”
““Fair shake of the sauce bottle cobber,” the Mandarin-speaking, cousin Oliver look-alike bleated for the third time in five minutes.”
“He was given a typically Antipodean greeting by Siddle, who thundered a second-ball bouncer into his neck: welcome to Ashes cricket, cobber.”
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Australianisms & other Oz-related vocabulamary.
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