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Bobʹadil

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A military braggart of the first water. Captain Bobadil is a character in Ben Jonson’s comedy of Every Man in his Humour. This name was probably suggested by Bobadilla, first governor of Cuba, who sent Columbus home in chains. (See Vincent.)

“Bobadil is the author’s best invention, and is worthy to march in the same regiment with Bessus and Pistol, Parolles, and the Copper Captain” (q.v.).—B. W. Procter.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Board School (A)
Boarding School
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Boast (The)
Boast of England (The)
Boat
Boatswain
Boaz and Jachin
Bob
Bobadil
Bobbery
Bobbish
Bobbit
Bobby
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Bod
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Bodies
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