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ˈbɒb ibob·by

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word bobby.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bobbynoun

    an informal term for a British policeman


  1. bobbynoun

    A police officer.

  2. bobbynoun

    A railway signaller.

  3. Bobbynoun

    A diminutive of the male given name Robert.

    It was a real irritation to Robert's parents to hear Adeline call him Bobby. They tried to intimate their disapproval by pronouncing his name very distinctly when they addressed him.

  4. Bobbynoun

    A diminutive of the female given name Roberta.


  1. bobby

    A "bobby" is a British term for a policeman. The name originates from Sir Robert Peel, who established the Metropolitan Police Force for London in 1829, hence "bobby" is a nickname for Robert.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bobbynoun

    a nickname for a policeman; -- from Sir Robert Peel, who remodeled the police force. See Peeler


  1. Bobby

    Bobby is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez and stars an ensemble cast. The screenplay is a fictionalized account of the hours leading up to the June 5, 1968 shooting of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in the kitchen of The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles following his win of the 1968 Democratic Party presidential primaries in California.

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  1. bobby

    Song lyrics by bobby -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by bobby on the Lyrics.com website.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Bobby

    The nickname of a policeman, after Sir Robert Peel, to whom the introduction of the modern police system was due.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOBBY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bobby is ranked #24137 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bobby surname appeared 1,042 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bobby.

    78.7% or 821 total occurrences were White.
    7.9% or 83 total occurrences were Black.
    4.1% or 43 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.9% or 41 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3.7% or 39 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bobby' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3651

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bobby in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bobby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bobby in a Sentence

  1. Made:

    Ricky See thats what I'm talking about bobby, first class. You've got to get used to this my man, you deserve it. Hey ladies, you missed out on staying at the SoHo Grand on this trip you know what I mean. Listen, I'd offer you a ride in my limo, but I got to stretch my shit out. I'm a tall drink of water, don't want to wrinkle anything.

  2. Kennedy Jr.:

    Kennedy Jr. are proud of the history of Kennedy Jr. family as advocates of public health and promoters of immunization campaigns to bring life-saving vaccines to the poorest and most remote corners of America and the world, where children are the least likely to receive their full course of vaccinations. On this issue, Bobby is an outlier in Kennedy Jr. family.

  3. Said Brown:

    I said, Bobby Joe Long in custody, you always tell me to be careful, but whats going on out there in Tampa Bay ? and Bobby Joe Long in custody said, Thats why I tell you, because you never know.

  4. Liam Gray:

    With a candidate like Terry Namkung on the ticket, this seat becomes immediately competitive for Republicans, we saw last November how dissatisfied Virginians are with far left policies, especially when it comes to education. Rep. Bobby Scott, as Chairman of the Committee on Education, has a lot to answer for. Under Bobby Scott watch we’ve seen radicalized school curriculums, unnecessary shutdowns, and plummeting performance in our schools.

  5. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal also voiced concerns that the Supreme Court’s decision may impact business owners nationwide who may object to same-sex marriage. Already, Christian businesses are facing discrimination if they don’t want to participate in wedding ceremonies that violate their sincerely held beliefs.

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