Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shilling.
  • noun A small, knoblike pendent object, such as a plumb bob.
  • noun A small lock or curl of hair.
  • noun A woman's or child's short haircut.
  • noun Informal Surgical shortening or reshaping of the nose.
  • noun The docked tail of a horse.
  • noun A bobsled.
  • noun A bob skate.
  • transitive verb To cut short or reshape.
  • intransitive verb To move up and down.
  • intransitive verb To grab at floating or hanging objects with the teeth.
  • intransitive verb To fish with a bobber.
  • intransitive verb To curtsy or bow.
  • intransitive verb To cause to move up and down.
  • noun A quick, jerky movement of the head or body.
  • noun A bobber used in fishing.

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  • noun Abbreviation of shishkabob.
  • noun computer graphics A graphical element, resembling a hardware sprite, that can be blitted around the screen in large numbers.
  • verb intransitive To move gently and vertically, in either a single motion or repeatedly up and down, at or near the surface of a body of water.
  • verb transitive To move (something) as though it were bobbing in water.
  • verb To curtsy.
  • noun A bobbing motion.
  • noun A bobber.
  • noun A curtsy.
  • noun A shilling.
  • noun A 10-cent coin.
  • noun An unspecified amount of money.
  • noun A bob haircut.
  • noun Any round object attached loosely to a flexible line, a rod, a body part etc., so that it may swing when hanging from it
  • noun The dangling mass of a pendulum or plumb line.
  • noun The docked tail of a horse.
  • noun A short line ending a stanza of a poem.
  • noun The short runner of a sled.
  • verb transitive To cut (hair) into a bob haircut.
  • verb transitive To shorten by cutting; to dock; to crop
  • verb Short form of bobsleigh

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English bobbe, cluster of fruit.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English bobben, to move up and down, probably ultimately of imitative origin.]

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blitter object

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  • Three bob I lent him in Meagher's.

    Joyce, Ulysses, 7

    January 2, 2007

  • Code for Motu Mute Airport, Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

    December 29, 2009

  • "‘bob’ has been looked up 1172 times, loved by 2 people, added to 35 lists, commented on 2 times, and has a Scrabble score of 7. It's also a palindrome."

    Did you see that? It's also a palindrome! (So cool!)

    November 30, 2011

  • Bob the Builder.

    February 28, 2014