This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word dubbin
tallow mixed with oil; used to make leather soft and waterproof
A mixture of tallow and oil used to soften leather, and make it waterproof.
Dubbin is a wax product used to soften, condition and waterproof leather and other materials. It consists of natural wax, oil and tallow.
It is different from shoe polish, which is used to impart shine and colour to leather.
Dubbin has been used since medieval times to waterproof and soften leather boots.
The name dubbin is a contraction of the gerund dubbing, describing the action of applying the wax to leather.