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bobber1

[bob-er] /ˈbɒb ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that bobs.
2.
a fishing bob.
Origin of bobber1
1830-1840
1830-40; bob1 + -er1

bobber2

[bob-er] /ˈbɒb ər/
noun
1.
a member of a bobsled team.
Origin
1900-05; bob2 + -er1
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Historical Examples
  • Joe took his pole, baited, cast, and watched his bobber float with the gentle current.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • He eyed a school of minnows that were swimming in the shoals and looked again at his bobber.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Joe awakened with a start to see his bobber gone down and his line moving slowly out into the stream.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • In goes the minnow—and under goes the bobber—and out comes the first—first—first perch!

    The Cave by the Beech Fork Henry S. Spalding
  • This is a cod ground in winter and spring, the fish being taken on the "bobber trawl."

Slang definitions & phrases for bobber

bobber

Related Terms

deely bopper

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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