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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.
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Bob Translations

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