dubbin

[ duhb-in ]
/ ˈdʌb ɪn /
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noun

a mixture of tallow and oil used in dressing leather.

Nearby words

  1. duathlon,
  2. dub,
  3. dubai,
  4. dubawnt,
  5. dubbeltje,
  6. dubbing,
  7. dubbo,
  8. dubhe,
  9. dubiety,
  10. dubin johnson syndrome

Also dubbing.

Origin of dubbin

1815–25; variant of gerund of dub1 (in the sense “rubbing or smoothing leather or wood”)

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British Dictionary definitions for dubbin

dubbin

dubbing

/ (ˈdʌbɪn) /

noun

British a greasy mixture of tallow and oil applied to leather to soften it and make it waterproof

Word Origin for dubbin

C18: from dub to dress leather; see dub 1

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