• slang for policeman (from Robert Peel).

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  • bobby — [bäb′ē] n. pl. bobbies [after PEEL Sir Robert, nicknamed Bobby, who reorganized the London police force] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] a British policeman …   English World dictionary

  • Bobby — Bob by, n. A nickname for a British policeman; from Sir Robert Peel, who remodeled the police force. See {Peeler}. [Slang, Eng.] Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bobby — Bobby, s. Bob …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • bobby — ● bobby, bobbies nom masculin (mot anglais) Familier. Agent de police anglais …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bobby — London policeman, 1844, from Mr. (later Sir) Robert Peel (1788 1850), Home Secretary who introduced the Metropolitan Police Act (10 Geo IV, c.44) of 1829. Cf. PEELER (Cf. peeler) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bobby — ► NOUN (pl. bobbies) Brit. informal, dated ▪ a police officer. ORIGIN after Sir Robert Peel (1788 1850), the British Prime Minister who established the Metropolitan Police …   English terms dictionary

  • Bobby — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Bobby est en anglais un des diminutifs du prénom Robert. Sommaire 1 Personnalités 2 …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • bobby — /bob ee/, n., pl. bobbies. Brit. Informal. a policeman. [1835 45; special use of Bobby, for Sir Robert Peel, who set up the Metropolitan Police system of London in 1828] * * * (as used in expressions) Fischer Bobby Hull Bobby Jones Bobby Orr… …   Universalium

  • Bobby — Bọb|by 〈m. 6; volkstüml. engl. Bez. für〉 Polizist [nach dem Reorganisator der engl. Polizei, Robert (Bobby) Peel] * * * Bob|by [ bɔbi ], der; s, s [engl. bobby, nach Sir Robert (Bobby) Peel (1788 bis 1850), dem Reorganisator der engl. Polizei]:… …   Universal-Lexikon

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