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Meaning & Definition of Bob in English

English

Bob

/bɑb/

noun

1. A former monetary unit in great britain

    synonym:
  • British shilling
  • ,
  • shilling
  • ,
  • bob

2. A hair style for women and children

  • A short haircut all around
    synonym:
  • bob

3. A long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism

    synonym:
  • bobsled
  • ,
  • bobsleigh
  • ,
  • bob

4. A hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string

    synonym:
  • bob

5. A small float usually made of cork

  • Attached to a fishing line
    synonym:
  • bob
  • ,
  • bobber
  • ,
  • cork
  • ,
  • bobfloat

6. A short or shortened tail of certain animals

    synonym:
  • bobtail
  • ,
  • bob
  • ,
  • dock

7. A short abrupt inclination (as of the head)

  • "He gave me a short bob of acknowledgement"
    synonym:
  • bob

verb

1. Move up and down repeatedly

  • "Her rucksack bobbed gently on her back"
    synonym:
  • bob

2. Ride a bobsled

  • "The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure"
    synonym:
  • bobsled
  • ,
  • bob

3. Remove or shorten the tail of an animal

    synonym:
  • dock
  • ,
  • tail
  • ,
  • bob

4. Make a curtsy

  • Usually done only by girls and women
  • As a sign of respect
  • "She curtsied when she shook the queen's hand"
    synonym:
  • curtsy
  • ,
  • bob

5. Cut hair in the style of a bob

  • "Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
    synonym:
  • bob