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English definition of “bobble”

bobble

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɒb.l̩/ us    /ˈbɑː.bl̩/

bobble noun [C] (HAT)

mainly UK (US pompom) a small, round ball of soft material used as decoration

bobble noun [C] (THREAD)

UK (US pill) a small ball of thread that develops on clothing or furniture covered in cloth
bobbly
adjective uk   /-i/ UK us  
This jumper went all bobbly after a few washes.

bobble

verb [I] uk   /ˈbɒb.l̩/ us    /ˈbɑː.bl̩/ UK (US pill)
If a piece of clothing or material bobbles, it develops small balls of threads on its surface: I've only worn this jumper twice, and it's already begun to bobble.
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