Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
‡BOBBIE, BOBY, BOBBY, n. Cf. Bubba. [′bɔbi, ′bobi]
Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 6:
An' the twa bobbys were baith fidging fain, That they had gotten an oye o' their ain.
2. With auld (see first quot.).
Sc. 1825 Jam.2:
Auld Bobbie, a familiar or ludicrous designation given to the devil. Abd. 1787 A. Shirrefs Jamie and Bess Act III. Sc. i. 35;
I ha'e observ'd, within this little wee, He'd meet auld Boby, ere he met wi' me.
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