Definitions for bobbɒb
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word bob
British shilling, shilling, bob(noun)
a former monetary unit in Great Britain
a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
bobsled, bobsleigh, bob(noun)
a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
bob, bobber, cork, bobfloat(noun)
a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
bobtail, bob, dock(noun)
a short or shortened tail of certain animals
a short abrupt inclination (as of the head)
"he gave me a short bob of acknowledgement"
move up and down repeatedly
"her rucksack bobbed gently on her back"
ride a bobsled
"The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure"
dock, tail, bob(verb)
remove or shorten the tail of an animal
make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
"She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand"
cut hair in the style of a bob
"Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
A bobbing motion.
To move gently and vertically, in either a single motion or repeatedly up and down, at or near the surface of a body of water.
To move (something) as though it were bobbing in water.
A bob haircut.
The dangling mass of a pendulum or plumb line.
The docked tail of a horse.
A short line ending a stanza of a poem.
The short runner of a sled.
To cut (hair) into a bob haircut.
I got my hair bobbed. How do you like it?
To shorten by cutting; to dock; to crop
Short form of bobsleigh
An unspecified amount of money.
A graphical element, resembling a hardware sprite, that can be blitted around the screen in large numbers.
In various fields such as cryptography and physics, a conventional name for the person or system that receives a message from another person or system conventionally known as Alice.
Origin: fortuitously spelling out the male given name Bob in the case of the humorous colloquial definition.
anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as, the bob at the end of a kite's tail
a knot of worms, or of rags, on a string, used in angling, as for eels; formerly, a worm suitable for bait
a small piece of cork or light wood attached to a fishing line to show when a fish is biting; a float
the ball or heavy part of a pendulum; also, the ball or weight at the end of a plumb line
a small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc
a short, jerking motion; act of bobbing; as, a bob of the head
a working beam
a knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig
a peculiar mode of ringing changes on bells
the refrain of a song
a blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist
a jeer or flout; a sharp jest or taunt; a trick
to cause to move in a short, jerking manner; to move (a thing) with a bob
to strike with a quick, light blow; to tap
to cheat; to gain by fraud or cheating; to filch
to mock or delude; to cheat
to cut short; as, to bob the hair, or a horse's tail
to have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything
to angle with a bob. See Bob, n., 2 & 3
The New Hacker's Dictionary
At Demon Internet, all tech support personnel are called “Bob”. (Female support personnel have an option on “Bobette”). This has nothing to do with Bob the divine drilling-equipment salesman of the Church of the SubGenius. Nor is it acronymized from “Brother Of BOFH”, though all parties agree it could have been. Rather, it was triggered by an unusually large draft of new tech-support people in 1995. It was observed that there would be much duplication of names. To ease the confusion, it was decided that all support techs would henceforth be known as “Bob”, and identity badges were created labelled “Bob 1” and “Bob 2”. (“No, we never got any further” reports a witness).The reason for “Bob” rather than anything else is due to a luser calling and asking to speak to “Bob”, despite the fact that no “Bob” was currently working for Tech Support. Since we all know “the customer is always right”, it was decided that there had to be at least one “Bob” on duty at all times, just in case.This sillyness snowballed inexorably. Shift leaders and managers began to refer to their groups of “bobs”. Whole ranks of support machines were set up (and still exist in the DNS as of 1999) as bob1 through bobN. Then came alt.tech-support.recovery, and it was filled with Demon support personnel. They all referred to themselves, and to others, as “bob”, and after a while it caught on. There is now a Bob Code describing the Bob nature.
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Rank popularity for the word 'bob' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1755
Translations for bob
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- клатя се, подскачам, подстригвам късо, припев, подскачане, подрязана опашкаBulgarian
- wiegen, golven, deinenDutch
- по́лоз, вы́нырнуть, рефре́н, подска́кивание, карэ́, подпры́гнуть, подпры́гивать, [[купи́рованный]] [[хвост]], подскочи́ть, подпры́гивание, отве́с, подска́кивать, выны́ривать, припе́в, кача́тьсяRussian
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