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cobber

[kob-er] /ˈkɒb ər/
noun, Australian
1.
a close fellow male friend; chum; pal.
Origin of cobber
1890-1895
1890-95; of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for cobber
Contemporary Examples
  • By the end of the day, cobber had won him over too, and it was that boy who walked cobber out of the classroom to my wife's car.

    RIP Cobber David Frum September 30, 2012
  • I rested my hand again on cobber's head - and the wrongness was stronger.

    RIP Cobber David Frum September 30, 2012
  • cobber's smell was not as universally endearing as his sound, although I always liked it.

    RIP Cobber David Frum September 30, 2012
  • My wife Danielle recalls: For several years cobber was a licensed therapy dog, assigned to the psych ward of Sibley Hospital.

    RIP Cobber David Frum September 30, 2012
  • He isolated himself, crossed his arms, refused even to look at cobber.

    RIP Cobber David Frum September 30, 2012
Historical Examples
  • cobber had been looking for a spy mechanism, a mechanical device in Jadiver's body.

    Tangle Hold F. L. Wallace
  • cobber, I already own a joint there—a nice one, they tell me.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • "Heart like a steel trap, cobber," he said, almost approvingly.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • Did you think we'd let you go without seeing you off, cobber?

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • Put a uniform on some men and they begin to believe they're cops, eh, cobber?

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
British Dictionary definitions for cobber

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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