Australian colloquialism meaning "mate" or "friend", but not necessarily in the literal term. Can be used to address a stranger in leiu of "Hey, you there!" or "Hey, kid!" in a more friendly manner. As the word's been used since the earliest Colonial settlements of Australia, many Aussies mistakenly believe the word is archaic and no-longer used. In actuality, it's simply slightly less understood then more generic forms of greeting (such as "mate").
"G'day, cobber."
"G'day, mate. How're ye doin'?"
"Aw, been flat out like a lizard drinkin'. Hear the Sydney Swans hammered Collingwood on Saturday?"
"Ripper."
by Alhadis March 29, 2005
another word for mate, commonly used amongst other people.
G'day Cobber, hows life treating ya?
by Boonga T March 21, 2003
an archaic Australian colloquial term used to mean 'friend'
(similar to 'mate')
"...when my cobber had to go spend a penny."
by RockYfella December 05, 2003
go cobbs, a place where you listen to mono ton pam cheer you on
give me a c....c
give me a o....o
give me a b....b
give me another b.....b
give me a e.....e
give me an r...r
give me an s...s
what does that spell? cobbers
i cant hear you...cobbers
one more time....cobbers
by amber malcolm October 22, 2007
an elderly male
how ya going old cobber
by aenema August 16, 2003
n. Former Australian greeting/address which no self-respecting Aussie has used for at least 40 years!
"You can pick a Yank tourist in Oz 'coz they'll say 'cobber' when they come up to you."
by Mystikan December 30, 2003

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