from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A squabble; a tumult; a noisy disturbance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A squabble; a tumult; a commotion; a noisy disturbance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A squabble; a row; a disturbance: as, to kick up a bobbery.


Probably an Anglo-Indian form of a Hindi term for "O thou father!" (a disrespectful term of address). (Wiktionary)



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