dobby

noun
dob·​by | \ ˈdä-bē How to pronounce dobby (audio) \
plural dobbies

Definition of dobby

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

First Known Use of dobby

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dobby

perhaps from Dobby, nickname for Robert

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“Dobby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dobby. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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