Definition of dobby
1 : a loom attachment for weaving small figures
2 : a fabric or figured weave made with a dobby
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Dobby is the first giraffe born at the Denver Zoo since October 2010.
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Origin and Etymology of dobby
perhaps from Dobby, nickname for Robert
First Known Use: 1878See Words from the same year
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