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Aug 27, 2009
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smalto
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cobber
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cobber

PRONUNCIATION:
(KOB-uhr)

MEANING:
noun: A pal.

ETYMOLOGY:
Cobber is an old-fashioned Australianism. It's perhaps derived from English dialect cob (take a liking to).

cobber cartoon
Cartoonist: Doug Pike
habitue: a habitual visitor to a place
mutch: a linen cap worn by old women and babies.
USAGE:
"Farewell cobber, it's been a blast."
Jane Wright; First Word; Sunday Herald (Glasgow, UK); Sep 26, 2004.

See more usage examples of cobber in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What you cannot enforce, do not command. -Sophocles, dramatist (495?-406 BCE)

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