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
Recent Examples of cobbler from the Web
The rebuke condemned the cobbler to walk the earth forever.
Rhubarb parfaits: Cobblers and crisps are on the summer menu, but portion control can help keep the party in check.
Grains of Paradise, an African spice with a cardamom-like zing, speckle the vanilla ice cream melting into warm rhubarb cobbler.
Blend in the egg, then arrange topping over the berries in clumps, covering them evenly. Bake the cobbler for 45 to 50 minutes or until topping is golden and crisp and filling is thick and bubbly.
Gilley’s at Treasure Island is serving lunch ($20) and dinner ($40) with such offerings as chicken tortilla soup, St. Louis-style spare ribs and, for dessert (at dinner), banana caramel pudding, peach cobbler or strawberry shortcake.
Peaches Another summer staple, peaches often bring up thoughts of cobblers and pies, but the juicy fruit is a great addition to salads, too.
Make or buy a blueberry cobbler and top it with a smidge of vanilla ice cream.
The barefoot man never deplores the work of cobblers.
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Origin and Etymology of cobbler
Middle English cobelere
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
COBBLER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cobbler for English Language Learners
: a person who makes or repairs shoes
: a dessert made of cooked fruit covered with a thick crust
COBBLER Defined for Kids
Definition of cobbler for Students
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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