dub·​bin ˈdə-bən How to pronounce dubbin (audio)
variants or less commonly dubbing
ˈdə-bən How to pronounce dubbin (audio)
: a dressing of oil and tallow for leather

Word History


dubbing, gerund of dub to dress leather

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dubbin was in 1781

Dictionary Entries Near dubbin

Cite this Entry

“Dubbin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dubbin. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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