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Webster 1913 Edition


Cobbler

Cob′bler

,
Noun.
1.
A mender of shoes.
Addison.
2.
A clumsy workman.
Shak.
3.
A beverage. See
Sherry cobbler
, under
Sherry
.
Cobbler fish
(Zool.)
,
a marine fish (
Blepharis crinitus
) of the Atlantic. The name alludes to its threadlike fin rays.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cobbler

COBBLER

, n.
1.
A mender of shoes.
2.
A clumsy workman.
3.
A mean person.

Definition 2022


cobbler

cobbler

English

Noun

cobbler (plural cobblers)

  1. A person who makes and repairs shoes.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)
  2. A person who lays cobbles.
  3. A kind of pie, usually filled with fruit, that lacks a crust at the base.
  4. (slang, chiefly in the plural) A police officer.
    Look out: it's the cobblers!.
  5. An alcoholic drink containing spirit or wine, with sugar and lemon juice.
    • 1858 June, Asirvadam the Brahmin, in The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Number 1,
      In the creed of Asirvadam the Brahmin, the drinker of strong drink is a Pariah, and the eater of cow's flesh is damned already. If, then, he can tell a cocktail from a cobbler, and scientifically discriminate between a julep and a gin-sling, it must be because the Vedas are unclasped to him; for in the Vedas all things are taught.
  6. (obsolete) A clumsy workman.

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