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cobbler

[ kob-ler ]
/ ˈkɒb lər /
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noun
a person who mends shoes.
a deep-dish fruit pie with a rich biscuit crust, usually only on top.
an iced drink made of wine or liquor, fruits, sugar, etc.
a fabric rejected because of defective dyeing or finishing.
a mummichog.
Archaic. a clumsy workman.
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Origin of cobbler

1250–1300; Middle English cobelere, equivalent to cobel (< ?) + -ere-er1
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British Dictionary definitions for cobbler (1 of 2)

cobbler1
/ (ˈkɒblə) /

noun
a person who makes or mends shoes

Word Origin for cobbler

C13 (as surname): of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for cobbler (2 of 2)

cobbler2
/ (ˈkɒblə) /

noun
a sweetened iced drink, usually made from fruit and wine or liqueur
mainly US a hot dessert made of fruit covered with a rich cakelike crust

Word Origin for cobbler

C19: (for sense 1) perhaps shortened from cobbler's punch; (for both senses) compare cobble (vb)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cobbler

cobbler

see stick to one's last.

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