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Definition of Bob


  1. Anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as, the bob at the end of a kite's tail.
  2. A knot of worms, or of rags, on a string, used in angling, as for eels; formerly, a worm suitable for bait.
  3. A small piece of cork or light wood attached to a fishing line to show when a fish is biting; a float.
  4. The ball or heavy part of a pendulum; also, the ball or weight at the end of a plumb line.
  5. A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used in polishing spoons, etc.
  6. A short, jerking motion; act of bobbing; as, a bob of the head.
  7. A working beam.
  8. A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig.
  9. A peculiar mode of ringing changes on bells.
  10. The refrain of a song.
  11. A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist.
  12. A jeer or flout; a sharp jest or taunt; a trick.
  13. A shilling.
  14. To cause to move in a short, jerking manner; to move (a thing) with a bob.
  15. To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.
  16. To cheat; to gain by fraud or cheating; to filch.
  17. To mock or delude; to cheat.
  18. To cut short; as, to bob the hair, or a horse's tail.
  19. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything.
  20. To angle with a bob. See Bob, n., 2 & 3.

Bob Quotations

I can't even speak Hawaiian, but if you go there and listen to a Hawaiian song, you get captured because it's so beautiful, like the melody is just gorgeous and you know Bob Marley is on the radio every single day. It's very reggae-influenced down there. Basically, you haven't been to paradise if you haven't been to Hawaii.
Bruno Mars

I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
Nicolas Cage

I'm glad I was born when I was. My time was the golden age of variety. If I were starting out again now, maybe things would happen for me, but it certainly would not be on a variety show with 28 musicians, 12 dancers, two major guest stars, 50 costumes a week by Bob Mackie. The networks just wouldn't spend the money today.
Carol Burnett

My musical influence is really from my father. He was a DJ in college. My parents met at New York University. So he listened to, you know, Motown, and he listened to Bob Dylan. He listened to Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones, but he also listened to reggae music. And he collected vinyl.
Talib Kweli

For years now I have run a kitchen-sink punk salon in my house, called Salon du Gay. In the early days, people would pay for a riot grrrl bob or a passable bleach job with a mixtape, $3 or a selection of baked goods - whichever they could afford. More recently though, with Gossip doing well, I've performed these punk hair transformations for free.
Beth Ditto
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Bob Translations

bob in Spanish is cogote
bob in Swedish is shilling, guppa