cobbler

[kob-ler]
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; Middle English cobelere, equivalent to cobel (< ?) + -ere -er1

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cobbler1 (ˈkɒblə)
 
n
a person who makes or mends shoes
 
[C13 (as surname): of unknown origin]

cobbler2 (ˈkɒblə)
 
n
1.  a sweetened iced drink, usually made from fruit and wine or liqueur
2.  chiefly (US) a hot dessert made of fruit covered with a rich cakelike crust
 
[C19: (for sense 1) perhaps shortened from cobbler's punch; (for both senses) compare cobble (vb)]

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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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Idioms & Phrases

cobbler

see stick to one's last.

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Example sentences
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.
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