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
Make or buy a blueberry cobbler and top it with a smidge of vanilla ice cream.
For Southerners, whose summertime rituals involve eating peaches over the sink, making them into cobblers and ice cream and canning whatever’s left, California might offer the only solution.
A security guard takes a break to visit Ramzan Haidary's cobbler shop in a modest neighborhood in the Afghan capital.
The most compelling relationship here, as in the original story, is between Pip (Anand Bhatt) and his brother-in-law, Joe Gargery (Anish Jethmalani), a cobbler who raises Pip.
Given Funky Buddha’s track record making beers that taste remarkably like blueberry cobbler and French toast, count on Guava Libre!
Go for the dessert trio (mixed berry cobbler, creme brulee and sorbet).
Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson and Audrey Hepburn were clients of the cobbler-to-the-stars starting in the 1920s.
Will those little brownies be replaced with Soylent cobbler?
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Origin and Etymology of cobbler
Middle English cobelere
First Known Use: 13th century
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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