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cobber

[kob-er] /ˈkɒb ər/
noun, Australian.
1.
a close fellow male friend; chum; pal.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; of uncertain origin
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  • In addition, a pilot mill was constructed and cobber concentrates were produced for metallurgical testing.
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cobber

/ˈkɒbə/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ, informal) a friend; mate: used as a term of address to males
Word Origin
C19: from dialect cob to take a liking to someone
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