dobby

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noun dob·by \ˈdä-bē\

Definition of dobby

plural

dobbies

  1. 1 :  a loom attachment for weaving small figures

  2. 2 :  a fabric or figured weave made with a dobby

Origin and Etymology of dobby

perhaps from Dobby, nickname for Robert


First Known Use: 1878

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