cobbler

noun
cob·​bler | \ ˈkä-blər \

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

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At the top of the stairs a shrinelike showcase holds the tools of Filippo, Della Valle's grandfather, a reminder of the family's cobbler origins. Alessandra Ilari, Town & Country, "Captain Italia," 7 Aug. 2014 Let the cobbler cool for about 30 minutes to firm up. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Food52.com writer Kristen Miglore’s book ‘Genius Desserts’ includes several sweet Seattle specialties," 27 Nov. 2018 Try a sherry cobbler or a New York sour—classics for a reason—or inquire about a favorite. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 For dessert, nothing beats fresh blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Heidi Mitchell, House Beautiful, "This Lake Michigan House Was Built With Summertime In Mind," 16 Aug. 2018 Snob is an 18th-century term for a cobbler's apprentice and, by extension, for plebeians in general, like me. P.j. O'rourke, Town & Country, "P.J. O'Rourke on Why Snobbery Is a Good Thing," 15 Sep. 2016 Several years ago, my mom started making peach cobbler for my end of July birthday instead of chocolate cake. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "It's time to start cooking with summer’s tasty top prize — Texas peaches," 10 July 2018 And for dessert, Pizzo especially recommends the peach cobbler. Donald Liebenson, chicagotribune.com, "Authenticity is key at City Barbeque," 30 May 2018 Maverick: Pecan pie and cobbler are the preferred desserts of bad barbecue gamblers. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Texas Pride Barbecue," 29 June 2018

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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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cobbler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cobbler

: a person who makes or repairs shoes

: a dessert made of cooked fruit covered with a thick crust

cobbler

noun
cob·​bler | \ ˈkä-blər \

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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