What is bob?

  • (verb): Cut hair in the style of a bob.
    Example: "Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Bob is a common nickname for the given name Robert.

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More definitions of "bob":

  • (noun): A short abrupt inclination (as of the head).
    Example: "He gave me a short bob of acknowledgement"
  • (verb): Move up and down repeatedly.
    Example: "Her rucksack bobbed gently on her back"
  • (noun): A small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line.
    Synonyms: bobber, cork, bobfloat
  • (verb): Ride a bobsled.
    Synonyms: bobsled
  • (noun): A long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism.
    Synonyms: bobsled, bobsleigh
  • (verb): Remove or shorten the tail of an animal.
    Synonyms: dock, tail
  • (noun): A hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string.
  • (noun): A short or shortened tail of certain animals.
    Synonyms: bobtail, dock
  • (verb): Make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect.
    Synonyms: curtsy
  • (noun): A hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around.

Famous quotes containing the word bob:

    English Bob: What I heard was that you fell off your horse, drunk, of course, and that you broke your bloody neck.
    Little Bill Daggett: I heard that one myself, Bob. Hell, I even thought I was dead. ‘Til I found out it was just that I was in Nebraska.
    David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris)

    It was because of me. Rumors reached Inman that I had made a deal with Bob Dole whereby Dole would fill a paper sack full of doggie poo, set it on fire, put it on Inman’s porch, ring the doorbell, and then we would hide in the bushes and giggle when Inman came to stamp out the fire. I am not proud of this. But this is what we do in journalism.
    Roger Simon, U.S. syndicated columnist. Quoted in Newsweek, p. 15 (January 31, 1990)