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Friday, December 02, 2011

Definitions for bobbery

  1. A disturbance or a brawl.

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Citations for bobbery
“Allow me, Mr. Ivolgin,” Ippolit suddenly interrupted, irritably, “what's all this bobbery for, if I may ask...” Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot
Kicked up the most delightful bobbery that had ever been witnessed! Anthony Trollope, Is He Popenjoy? A Novel
Origin of bobbery
1810-1820
Bobbery, unexpectedly, is from the Hindu phrase bap re meaning “O father!” It was first recorded in print in 1816 in The Grand Master.