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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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,, "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 When all else in desserts fail, the unforgettable cobbler takes a bow. Hannah Giorgis, Bon Appetit, "How Freda DeKnight’s Cookbook, ‘A Date with a Dish’ Inspired Generations of Black Cooks," 19 June 2018 But Texas Pride beat the system by doubling down on pecan cobbler ($3.69). Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Texas Pride Barbecue," 29 June 2018 But cobbler chef Rich Bennett says one item not in the recipe is the real key. Gabby Ferreira, sacbee, "Google Doodle showed recipes for all 50 states. ‘You done messed up,’ says Internet," 3 July 2018 When all else in desserts fail, cobbler takes a bow. Oriana Koren, Bon Appetit, "A Juneteenth Dinner Party That Celebrates the Recipes of Freda DeKnight and Edna Lewis," 19 June 2018 And for dessert, a choice of peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, chocolate cake or lemon cake. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "New Troost restaurant offers fried fish, sweet potato pie and more | The Kansas City Star," 14 May 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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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 \

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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