cob·​bler ˈkä-blər How to pronounce cobbler (audio)
: a mender or maker of shoes and often of other leather goods
archaic : a clumsy workman
: a tall iced drink consisting usually of wine, rum, or whiskey and sugar garnished with mint or a slice of lemon or orange
: a deep-dish fruit dessert with a thick top crust

Examples of cobbler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pancakes come in forms like peach cobbler and red velvet, French toast with flavors like banana-apricot and raspberry cream cheese, and both can be ordered in trios. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 10 June 2024 First, pull the cobbler (or individual portions of the cobbler) from the fridge 30 minutes before reheating to ensure even heating. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 7 June 2024 Remove the pits and add the cherries to sweet dishes like peanut butter toast, chia pudding, and cobbler or to savory recipes like garden salads, slaw, salsa, and compote. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health, 3 June 2024 Weinbrenner traces its roots to Milwaukee when German immigrant Peter Weinbrenner opened a cobbler’s shop in 1855. Rick Barrett, Journal Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for cobbler 

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Word History


Middle English cobelere

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cobbler was in the 13th century

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“Cobbler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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cob·​bler ˈkäb-lər How to pronounce cobbler (audio)
: a mender or maker of shoes
: a deep-dish fruit pie with a thick top crust

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