Pronounced: tan-TIV-ee, adv/adj/noun
Notes: A certain group of people probably know this word
The word bobbery means “squabble; commotion; confusion”
Our word came into English in the early 1800s
Background / Comments
Our word has a Hindi background: it is a corruption of the phrase bap re, from bap (father) and re (oh), so literally “oh, father!”. However it it used as an expression of surprise, grief, etc.