dobie

[doh-bee]

Origin of dobie

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; aphetic form

Dobie

[doh-bee]
noun
  1. (James) Frank,1888–1964, U.S. folklorist, educator, and author.
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Contemporary Examples of dobie

  • She cited Maynard G. Krebs, from The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, as another inspiration.

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  • Dobie believed that coyotes served a useful function in the animal kingdom by winnowing out the sick and the wounded of a species.

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  • The animal was much misunderstood, Dobie claimed, and was only dangerous when it ran in packs or gangs, like people.

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Historical Examples of dobie

  • He meant well when he left me in Dobie and had me adopted by Uncle Hen.

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  • "Dobie's found something," she said and wished her voice hadn't quavered so.

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  • He followed her up to the house and she was thankful Dobie was nowhere around.

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  • Dobie turned and trotted before her, looking back at her as if to say, "This is the way."

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  • To make it worse, Dobie seemed to know how Mac felt and often growled at him.

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