Meaning of “bob” in the English Dictionary

"bob" in English

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uk /bɒb/ us /bɑːb/ -bb-


uk /bɒb/ us /bɑːb/

bob noun (MONEY)

[ C ] plural bob UK old-fashioned informal a shilling : a British coin used in the past:

That coat cost me ten bob in 1956.


uk /bɒb/ us /bɑːb/ UK old-fashioned informal

(Definition of “bob” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bob" in American English

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bobverb [ I ]

us /bɑb/ -bb-

bob verb [ I ] (MOVE)

to move up and down quickly and gently:

Empty cans and bottles bobbed in the water of the harbor.

bobnoun [ C ]

us /bɑb/

bob noun [ C ] (HAIRSTYLE)

a hairstyle that is short at the front while the other hair is cut to neck length all around the head:

She wears her hair in a bob.

(Definition of “bob” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)