Meaning of dobber in English:



informal Australian, New Zealand

See dob

‘The player - knockabout, sleeves-up, Green Valley tough guy - looks like a little dobber who's run to the headmaster.’
  • ‘And then the little dobber, office nark starts harping on about the need to draw up a roster for using the photocopier.’
  • ‘I certainly do not condone illegality, but I strongly reject the idea of Mr Citizen becoming a dobber!’
  • ‘There are lots of strategies and techniques for teaching boys in groups how to behave more effectively so that the one who speaks up is not seen as the dobber.’
  • ‘A dobber is Australian slang for a snitch, and a cobber means a friend.’