Before I get to the word definition, is anyone else having trouble with the northeast corner of the Saturday New York Times Crossword Puzzle? I pretty much zipped through the rest of it. Maybe if I just lay it aside for a while, I can come back to it with a fresh mind. As I’ve mentioned before, the greatest cheat is to ask John for an answer. It’s also somewhat demeaning. But if anyone reading this would like to drop me a hint I’d appreciate it.
The word for the day also appears in the puzzle. It’s one I’d never seen before. It looks like a felony committed by someone named Robert.
bobbery – A squabble; a tumult; a noisy disturbance; as, to raise a bobbery. (dictionary.com)
It is from the Hindi meaning “O thou Father” and is a disrespectful form of address.