cob·​bler | \ ˈkä-blər How to pronounce cobbler (audio) \

Definition of cobbler

1 : a mender or maker of shoes and often of other leather goods
2 archaic : a clumsy workman
3 : a tall iced drink consisting usually of wine, rum, or whiskey and sugar garnished with mint or a slice of lemon or orange
4 : a deep-dish fruit dessert with a thick top crust

Examples of cobbler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Loeffler Randall founder and creative director Jessie Randall also recommends a pre-season suede treatment by way of a cobbler. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2021 In the midst of those years, Sunni also completed an apprenticeship with a cobbler. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 16 Sep. 2021 Pie choices are a whole pumpkin, apple or three berry cobbler. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 15 Nov. 2021 Natural sugars from fruit provide the only sweetness in Shake and Bake’s peach cobbler and strawberry shortcake. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Sep. 2021 The journey of the young designer crossing paths with Boris (the cobbler) is worth elaborating on. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 16 Sep. 2021 Craftsmen who couldn’t read would come to his workshop, a yizkor book recounts, and the cobbler would read the newspaper to them. Ron Grossman,, 15 Sep. 2021 The batter for this cobbler is phenomenal, and the recipe is designed to use frozen peaches if fresh are unavailable to you. Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2021 Clive Shilton, the cobbler who spent six months working on the stunning heels, said the secret message wasn't the only request Diana made about the shoes for her wedding day. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 29 July 2021

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First Known Use of cobbler

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cobbler

Middle English cobelere

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English Language Learners Definition of cobbler

: a person who makes or repairs shoes
: a dessert made of cooked fruit covered with a thick crust


cob·​bler | \ ˈkä-blər How to pronounce cobbler (audio) \

Kids Definition of cobbler

1 : a person who mends or makes shoes
2 : a fruit pie with a thick upper crust and no bottom crust that is baked in a deep dish

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