[ doh-bee ]

  1. Chiefly Southwestern U.S. adobe.

  2. a playing marble, especially one made of clay.

Origin of dobie

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; aphetic form

Words Nearby dobie

Other definitions for Dobie (2 of 2)

[ doh-bee ]

  1. (James) Frank, 1888–1964, U.S. folklorist, educator, and author. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use dobie in a sentence

  • A sharp-eyed scout reported two pack-mules, their aparejos bulging with dobie dollars, in the train.

    When the West Was Young | Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • They banded together in formidable outfits to guard the dobie dollars which loaded down the aparejos during the northern journey.

    When the West Was Young | Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • I called on Gardiner, and talked over his trouble fully; he was in a loathsome dobie hole, full of vermin, and dark.

  • The first post office was established in 1880, Mrs. Malcolm dobie, postmistress.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest | William Henry Carman Folsom