Definition of bobby noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɒbi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːbi//
(pl. bobbies) (old-fashioned, British English, informal) The police
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a police officer Named after Sir Robert Peel, the politician who created London’s police force in the 19th century. Bobby is a familiar form of ‘Robert’. See related entries: The policeExtra examples Many people think there should be more bobbies on the beat. problems that used to be dealt with by the village bobby the image of the traditional British bobby