- a mixture of tallow and oil used in dressing leather.
Origin of dubbin
Examples from the Web for dubbin
Historical Examples of dubbin
We are almost out of dubbin, which is in great demand for light.
I've seen that dubbin boiling on the beach; there's tallow in it, and tar and resin as well.Wanderers
“Had it along with the dubbin just before breakfast,” said Isaac.Mad
George Manville Fenn
That was probably due to a button that I had sewn on to the neck of my pyjama jacket by the uncertain light of dubbin oil!
We also fry our meat in cocoa-nut oil, in dubbin, and in salad oil—if we can "find" any.The Siege of Mafeking (1900)
J. Angus Hamilton.
- British a greasy mixture of tallow and oil applied to leather to soften it and make it waterproof