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Word of the Day for Friday, December 2, 2011 December 2, 2011

Filed under: Tweet — Kye-Cha @ 8:36 am
bobbery \BOB-uh-ree\, noun:

A disturbance or a brawl.

“Allow me, Mr. Ivolgin,” Ippolit suddenly interrupted, irritably,
“what’s all this bobbery for, if I may ask…”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot
Kicked up the most delightful bobbery that had ever been witnessed!
— Anthony Trollope, Is He Popenjoy? A Novel
Bobbery, unexpectedly, is from the Hindu phrase bap re meaning “O
father!” It was first recorded in print in 1816 in The Grand Master


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