/bob/, n., v., bobbed, bobbing.
1. a short, jerky motion: a bob of the head.
2. to move quickly down and up: to bob the head.
3. to indicate with such a motion: to bob a greeting.
4. to make a jerky motion with the head or body.
5. to move about with jerky, usually rising and falling motions: The ball bobbed upon the waves.
6. bob up, to emerge or appear, esp. unexpectedly: A familiar face bobbed up in the crowd.
[1400-50; late ME bobben. See BOB2]
/bob/, n., v., bobbed, bobbing.
1. a style of short haircut for women and children.
2. a docked horse's tail.
3. a dangling or terminal object, as the weight on a pendulum or a plumb line.
4. a short, simple line in a verse or song, esp. a short refrain or coda.
5. Angling.
a. a knot of worms, rags, etc., on a string.
b. a float for a fishing line.
6. a bobsled or bob skate.
7. Scot. a bunch, cluster, or wad, esp. a small bouquet of flowers.
8. Obs. See walking beam.
9. to cut short; dock: They bobbed their hair to be in style.
10. to try to snatch floating or dangling objects with the teeth: to bob for apples.
11. Angling. to fish with a bob.
[1300-50; ME bobbe (n.) spray, cluster, bunch (of leaves, flowers, fruit, etc.); of uncert. orig.]
/bob/, n., v., bobbed, bobbing.
1. a tap; light blow.
2. a polishing wheel of leather, felt, or the like.
3. to tap; strike lightly.
[1350-1400; ME bobben to strike, beat, perh. imit. See BOP2]
/bob/, n., pl. bob. Brit. Informal.
a shilling.
[1780-90; perh. from BOB]

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(as used in expressions)
Cousy Bob
Dole Bob
Dylan Bob
Feller Bob
Fosse Bob
Gibson Bob
Hayes Bob
Hope Bob
Marley Bob
Mathias Bob
Wills Bob

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