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sob

[sob] /sɒb/
verb (used without object), sobbed, sobbing.
1.
to weep with a convulsive catching of the breath.
2.
to make a sound resembling this.
verb (used with object), sobbed, sobbing.
3.
to utter with sobs.
4.
to put, send, etc., by sobbing or with sobs:
to sob oneself to sleep.
noun
5.
the act of sobbing; a convulsive catching of the breath in weeping.
6.
any sound suggesting this.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English sobben, apparently imitative
Related forms
sobber, noun
sobbingly, adverb
sobful, adjective

S.O.B.

(sometimes lowercase) Slang.
Also, SOB.
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British Dictionary definitions for sob

sob

/sɒb/
verb sobs, sobbing, sobbed
1.
(intransitive) to weep with convulsive gasps
2.
(transitive) to utter with sobs
3.
to cause (oneself) to be in a specified state by sobbing to sob oneself to sleep
noun
4.
a convulsive gasp made in weeping
Derived Forms
sobber, noun
sobbing, noun, adjective
Word Origin
C12: probably from Low German; compare Dutch sabben to suck

s.o.b.

abbreviation
1.
son of a bitch
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Word Origin and History for sob
v.

c.1200, "to cry with short breaths," probably of imitative origin, related to Old English seofian "to lament," Old High German sufan "to draw breath," West Frisian sobje "to suck." Related: Sobbed; sobbing.

n.

late 14c., from sob (v.). Sob story is from 1913. Sob sister "female journalist who writes sentimental stories or advice columns" is from 1912.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sob

SOB

noun

son of a bitch (1918+)


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Related Abbreviations for sob

SOB

  1. Senate Office Building
  2. shortness of breath
  3. son of a bitch
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