来自伦敦警察局的建立者，Robert Peel 爵士的昵称，见peeler, 警察。
- bobby:  The British bobby ‘policeman’ gets his name from the English statesman Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850) – Bobby or Bob being the pet form of Robert. Peel was Home Secretary when the Metropolitan Police Force was formed in 1828, but the term bobby is not actually recorded until 1844. A much earlier application of his name was the now obsolete Peeler, used from 1817 for members of the Irish Constabulary, founded under Peel’s auspices, and later for English policemen.
- bobby (n.)
- "London policeman," 1844, from Mr. (later Sir) Robert Peel (1788-1850), Home Secretary who introduced the Metropolitan Police Act (10 Geo IV, c.44) of 1829. Compare peeler.
- 1. After lunch, she watched, listened and coaxed Bobby into talking about himself.
- 2. "That's right!" Bobby exclaimed in wonder. "How did you remember that?"
- 3. The superb sets are enhanced by Bobby Crossman's marvellous costumes.
- 4. These days, the bobby on the beat is a rare sight.
- 5. Bobby looked at her with a sheepish grin.
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