dobby

noun dob·by \ ˈdä-bē \

Definition of dobby

plural dobbies
1 :a loom attachment for weaving small figures
2 :a fabric or figured weave made with a dobby

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Origin and Etymology of dobby

perhaps from Dobby, nickname for Robert


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