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dobie

[doh-bee]
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noun
  1. Chiefly Southwestern U.S. adobe.
  2. a playing marble, especially one made of clay.
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Origin of dobie

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; aphetic form

doby

[doh-bee]
noun, plural do·bies. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
  1. adobe.
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Origin of doby

aphetic form
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Examples from the Web for dobies

Historical Examples

  • The wild varieties of indigo which grow on the sea-shore are used by the dobies (washermen).

    The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom

    P. L. Simmonds