- Chiefly Southwestern U.S. adobe.
- a playing marble, especially one made of clay.
Origin of dobie
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; aphetic form
- (James) Frank,1888–1964, U.S. folklorist, educator, and author.
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Examples from the Web for dobie
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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.
The animal was much misunderstood, Dobie claimed, and was only dangerous when it ran in packs or gangs, like people.
He meant well when he left me in Dobie and had me adopted by Uncle Hen.Odd Numbers
"Dobie's found something," she said and wished her voice hadn't quavered so.
He followed her up to the house and she was thankful Dobie was nowhere around.
Dobie turned and trotted before her, looking back at her as if to say, "This is the way."
To make it worse, Dobie seemed to know how Mac felt and often growled at him.