dobby

[dob-ee]
noun, plural dobbies.
1.
British Dialect. a fatuous person; fool.
2.
Textiles.
a.
an attachment on a loom, used in weaving small patterns.
b.
Also called dobby weave. a small geometric or floral pattern produced by this attachment.
c.
a fabric having such a pattern.

Origin:
1685–95; akin to dial. dovie stupid, imbecile, derivative of dove to doze, dote, Old English dofian, dobian; cognate with German toben to rage; compare Old English dobende decrepit

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dobby (ˈdɒbɪ)
 
n , pl -bies
an attachment to a loom, used in weaving small figures
 
[C17: perhaps from Dobby, pet form of Robert]

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