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Definition of bob:

  1. A short jerking motion or action; a slight blow; anything which swings with a bob; a pendant; an ear- ring; the ball of a pendulum; a knot of worms, at the end of a line, used in catching eels; a bob- wig; a shilling.
  2. To move with a short jerking motion; to cut short; to cheat.
  3. To play backward and forward; to angle with a bob. Among bell- ringers, a peal of several courses, or sets of changes.

Bob \bob\

Bob as a boy's name is pronounced bob. It is of Old English origin. Short form of Robert, of later coinage than Hob, Dob, and Nob. Bobbie and Bobby are pet forms, though Bobbie is more frequently used for girls. While Bobby was common for children in the 1950s and '60s, Robert today is more likely to be shortened to Robbie or Rob instead of the pedestrian Bob. Comedian Bob Hope; singer Bob Dylan; chess master Dob Fischer; actor Billy Bob Thornton.
Pope, Bibi, Beebe, Bubba, Pip.
Bobbie, Bobby, Bobbee, Bobbey.

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Examples of usage for bob:

  1. Six little Girls That Boy Bob.
  2. The Old Man called back about seven, when I was washing up, and Bob answered the telephone.
  3. Smith and Bob Stein and I were the last to leave, and Morgan's grip for an old man was firm as we shook hands.

Quotes for bob:

  1. Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that. - Steve Earle
  2. I would say that Bob Dylan is as interested in money as any person I've known in my life. That's just the truth. - David Geffen
  3. We put our life on the line to fight for them, put on a show and these guys take our money so whatever happens to Bob Arum, Don King or anyone else is fine with me. - Larry Holmes
  4. Not too many people are- were as good as Bob Hope. George Burns was great at thinking, you know, on the spot. Steve Allen was marvelous, and so was George Burns. But Bob may be the king of them all, you know. - Rich Little
  5. Bob Taylor and I playing brothers. And I was a Mexican bandit. And he was the sheriff of the town. And we loved each other. We loved each other very much. - Anthony Quinn

Rhymes for bob:

  1. baab, blob, cob, cobb, dob, glob, gob, haab, hob, job, knob, lob, mob, naab, prob, raab, rob, robb, saab, schwab, slob, snob, sob, swab, throb.
  2. miserables.
  3. punjab.

Idioms for bob:

  1. not be short of a bob or two
  2. be short of a bob or two
  3. Yes siree(, Bob)!
  4. No siree(, Bob)!
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