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Bobbie

[bob-ee] /ˈbɒb i/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Robert.
2.
a female given name.

bobby

[bob-ee] /ˈbɒb i/
noun, plural bobbies. British Informal.
1.
a policeman.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; special use of Bobby, for Sir Robert Peel, who set up the Metropolitan Police system of London in 1828
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bobby

/ˈbɒbɪ/
noun (pl) -bies
1.
(informal) a British policeman
Word Origin
C19: from Bobby after Sir Robert Peel, who, as Home Secretary, set up the Metropolitan Police Force in 1828
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Word Origin and History for bobbies

bobby

n.

"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.

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