Origin of dobbin
Examples from the Web for dobbin
This sort of sustained engagement can short-circuit racially triggered instances of the confirmation bias, wrote Dobbin.
Then Downs and Dobbin had gone together, but only Dobbin might they ever look to see again.
Paul walked over to where Dobbin was munching the tender grass, being secured against straying by a long rope.The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour|George A. Warren
Phaeton slid down, and tied Dobbin to the fence, and we all set to work and used up the entire supply of hay in rubbing him dry.Phaeton Rogers|Rossiter Johnson
To himself, but half-aloud, Dobbin groaned: "Oh, the devil!"Linda Lee, Incorporated|Louis Joseph Vance
Just one quadruped was missing—Arnold's old mustang saddler, Dobbin.
British Dictionary definitions for dobbin
Word Origin for dobbin
Word Origin and History for dobbin
"farm horse," 1596 (in "Merchant of Venice"), probably from diminutive form of Dob (early 13c.), common Middle English familiar form of masc. proper name Robin or Robert; personal name applied to a horse.