One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chiefly in plural = roband.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Naval Account. Variant or alteration of roband, apparently arising from reduction of the unstressed second syllable, perhaps reinforced by association with either Robin, pet-form of the male forename Robert or a word derived from it.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.