(Australian English) (Dated) A pal, buddy, mate, friend. Synonymous with digger.
Etymology: Australian goldfields produced a lot of clay-based spoil as the pits were dug. This was often used as building material, making unformed (usually red) mud cob huts. It is proposed without proof that this is probably the derivation of the term..
What's up. ?
- G'day cobber!
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