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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: BOB11

bobble

2 verb
     
Related topics: Sport
bobble2
1 [transitive] American EnglishDS to drop or hold a ball in an uncontrolled way [= fumble]
2 [intransitive] British English if a piece of clothing bobbles, especially a sweater, it forms little balls on the surface of the cloth after it has been worn or washed [= pill American English]

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