Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bob-wig.

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Examples

  • The effect of this full buckled bob-jerom which stuck hollow from the young face and powdered locks of the Ensign, was irresistibly ludicrous; yet he would have deemed it a greater indignity to take it quietly off, than to be viewed in it by thousands; though when he saw the disposition of the whole company to sympathise with Lionel, his wrath rose yet higher, and stamping with passion, he fiercely said to him – 'Take it off, sir!

    Camilla

  • Bet a wager i’n’t worth two shillings; and that will go for powder and pomatum; hate a plaistered pate; commonly a numscull: love a good bob-jerom.”

    Cecilia

  • What I say is, let every body follow their nature; that’s the way to be comfortable; and then if they pay every one his own, who’s a right to call ’em to account, whether they wear a bob-jerom, or a pig-tail down to the calves of their legs?”

    Cecilia

  • What I say is, let every body follow their nature; that's the way to be comfortable; and then if they pay every one his own, who's a right to call 'em to account, whether they wear a bob-jerom, or a pig-tail down to the calves of their legs? "

    Cecilia; Or, Memoirs of an Heiress — Volume 3

  • "Why this is talking quite wide of the mark," said Mr Hobson, "to suppose a young lady of fortunes would marry a man with a bob-jerom.

    Cecilia; Or, Memoirs of an Heiress — Volume 3

  • Bet a wager i'n't worth two shillings; and that will go for powder and pomatum; hate a plaistered pate; commonly a numscull: love a good bob-jerom. "

    Cecilia; Or, Memoirs of an Heiress — Volume 3

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