dubbin

noun
dub·bin | \ ˈdə-bən \
variants: or less commonly dubbing \-bən, -biŋ \

Definition of dubbin 

: a dressing of oil and tallow for leather

First Known Use of dubbin

1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dubbin

dubbing, gerund of dub to dress leather

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dubersome

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