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Term used around 1000 A.D. to refer to Muggle-born witches and wizards. The origin of the term is obscure, but may refer to those magic-using persons “bobbing up” in a Muggle family unexpectedly. Muggle-born witches and wizards were completely accepted and even treated as special at that time, which makes Salazar Slytherin’s attitude about only teaching pure-blood children quite an abnormal concept.

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Since the word 'bob' comes from the Middle English boben and was first used in the 13th century, it seems unlikely that it lent its meaning to the term 'Magbob' in writings in the 11th century.

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