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.
Origin of dobby
Examples from the Web for dobby
It was past noon when they reached the ship, where they were warmly welcomed by Captain Dobby.The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie
Ought to have seen Gran when he staggered in here an hour ago, Dobby.
Bear and I would have got up Dobby for his special edification.'The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)|Charlotte M. Yonge
"You've got some bundle there, Dobby," said Grantham, as Dobbleigh relieved himself of his burden of packages.