• verb to inform (on someone), tell tales. A schoolchildren’s term since the late 1970s which was previously, and still is, part of underworld terminology. ‘Dob’ was a British dialect word meaning something between drop and lob (it survives in the noun form in colloquial expressions such as ‘a dob of butter’). ‘Dob in’ has been introduced to British audiences via Australian soap operas of the 1980s.


  • acronym fordate of birth
    (written as DOB)
  • noun the number of the day, month and year when a person was born.

Human Resources

  • noun the day, month and year when someone was born


  • noun the date on which someone was born