noun, plural dob·bies.
- an attachment on a loom, used in weaving small patterns.
- Also called dobby weave . a small geometric or floral pattern produced by this attachment.
- a fabric having such a pattern.
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It is woven with either the plain weave or a small all-over dobby effect.Textiles|William H. Dooley
Falling in love iz like falling into mollassiss, sweet but dreadful dobby.The Complete Works of Josh Billings|Henry W. Shaw
Bear and I would have got up Dobby for his special edification.'The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)|Charlotte M. Yonge
Ought to have seen Gran when he staggered in here an hour ago, Dobby.
"You've got some bundle there, Dobby," said Grantham, as Dobbleigh relieved himself of his burden of packages.