cob·​bler | \ ˈkä-blər How to pronounce cobbler (audio) \

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

Examples of cobbler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Turkey dinner for eight-10 with sides and apple cobbler for $85. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Need help with Thanksgiving dinner? These Utah restaurants and bakeries are here for you," 13 Nov. 2020 Locations are offering a 9-by-13-inch dish of blackberry, pecan or peach cobbler for $32.99. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "40-plus North Texas restaurants offering Thanksgiving dishes and desserts to-go," 12 Nov. 2020 Either cut out the extra work and make apple cobbler or, better yet, make this cake. Los Angeles Times, "Apple pie works better for the holidays when it’s a cake," 12 Nov. 2020 That aid, which is benefiting a clothing store, coffee shop, deli and cobbler, is the equivalent of as much as a 50-percent rent cut, according to the board. New York Times, "Maintenance Fees for Some Co-ops Rise to Cover Lost Commercial Rent," 6 Nov. 2020 For dessert, pick two: a giant chocolate chip cookie, a slice of chocolate cake or apple cobbler. Adam Lukach,, "Stress eat your way through Election Day with 10 restaurant specials and comfort food picks," 31 Oct. 2020 His income from a small cobbler’s shop on Claiborne Avenue was nowhere near enough to cover his bail. Holly Devon | Contributing Writer,, "Push to reform ‘cash bail’ takes center stage in race for Criminal Court magistrate," 27 Oct. 2020 Amazon is the opposite of our romantic imagination of Italian villages lined with bakeries and old cobbler shops. Shira Ovide, New York Times, "Can Amazon Conquer the World?," 28 Sep. 2020 Get some late-season blackberries to whip up this one-bowl biscuit-style cobbler. Cinnamon Challah French Toast. Washington Post, "7 recipes featuring fall’s real favorite spice: Cinnamon," 21 Sep. 2020

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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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18 Nov 2020

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“Cobbler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cobbler

old-fashioned : a person who makes or repairs shoes
US : a dessert made of cooked fruit covered with a thick crust


cob·​bler | \ ˈkä-blər How to pronounce cobbler (audio) \

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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