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 The white layer cake with bright yellow lemony icing was a culinary masterpiece, matched only by her sherbet-style peppermint ice and her sweet potato cobbler. Dahleen Glanton,, "Column: The quest to reconstruct the best family holiday recipes that were never written down, thought to be lost forever," 25 Nov. 2019 Pumpkin and pecan pies and winter berry organic oat granola cobbler are dessert options. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Here are 38 restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner and brunch in metro Phoenix," 15 Nov. 2019 The healthy-leaning menu includes bison burgers, jerk chicken, sweet potato ravioli with almond milk ricotta, and berry cobbler. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "A ‘Breaking Bad’ restaurant opens in West Hollywood this week," 15 Oct. 2019 Clark's isn't just a favorite cobbler but also a pioneer in the shoe-making industry., "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Shopping winners," 6 Oct. 2019 Don’t forget the jalapeño cornbread or the pecan cobbler (warm, with vanilla ice cream). Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Beware Elizabeth Warren? &c.," 13 Nov. 2019 But there are also more than 40 shakes on Cook Out’s menu, including flavors like fresh banana and peach cobbler. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appétit, "The Milkshake That Gets Me Through the Southern Summers," 10 July 2019 For a jolt of sugar after the rich, fatty barbecue takes over, desserts like banana pudding or peach cobbler always satisfy. Derek Herscovici,, "5 recipes for popular restaurant barbecue accompaniments," 4 June 2019 Laud was also a staple in most homes for cooking, especially for all those pies and cobblers. Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle, "Nutrition information: What you need to know," 16 Aug. 2019

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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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5 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Cobbler.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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