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cobbler

[kob-ler] /ˈkɒb lər/
noun
1.
a person who mends shoes.
2.
a deep-dish fruit pie with a rich biscuit crust, usually only on top.
3.
an iced drink made of wine or liquor, fruits, sugar, etc.
4.
a fabric rejected because of defective dyeing or finishing.
5.
a mummichog.
6.
Archaic. a clumsy workman.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English cobelere, equivalent to cobel (< ?) + -ere -er1
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Examples for cobbler
  • Look for local peach cobbler and peach sangria as well.
  • Heavy foot traffic, the old saying goes, fills a shoe cobbler with joy.
  • cobbler is, or should be, always served with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • It's all free-if you can resist buying some peach ice cream or cobbler.
  • For dessert, mouthwatering peach pie and cobbler are served year-round.
  • The recipe for this easy dessert cleverly uses pancake mix to make the top of the cobbler.
  • Industry and independent observers are now looking for the footprint, and trying to figure out who's going to be the cobbler.
  • After a long day on and off the slopes, sit by a cozy fire and enjoy après-ski drinks and a warm, comforting cobbler.
  • For dessert, bake dried fruits into bread, a cobbler or muffins.
  • He'd left the insurance business by then and was eking out a living as a cobbler.
British Dictionary definitions for cobbler

cobbler1

/ˈkɒblə/
noun
1.
a person who makes or mends shoes
Word Origin
C13 (as surname): of unknown origin

cobbler2

/ˈkɒblə/
noun
1.
a sweetened iced drink, usually made from fruit and wine or liqueur
2.
(mainly US) a hot dessert made of fruit covered with a rich cakelike crust
Word Origin
C19: (for sense 1) perhaps shortened from cobbler's punch; (for both senses) compare cobble (vb)
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Word Origin and History for cobbler
cobbler
1287, cobelere "one who mends shoes," of uncertain origin. "The cobbler should stick to his last" (ne sutor ultra crepidam) is from the anecdote of Gk. painter Apelles. [The quote is variously reported: Pliny ("Natural History" XXXV.x.36) has ne supra crepidam judicaret, while Valerius Maximus (VIII.xiii.3) gives supra plantam ascendere vetuit.] The meaning "pie" is Amer.Eng. 1859, perhaps related to 14c. cobeler "wooden bowl."
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