What does cobbler mean?

Definitions for cobbler
ˈkɒb lərcob·bler

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cobbler, shoemakernoun

    a person who makes or repairs shoes

  2. cobblernoun

    tall sweetened iced drink of wine or liquor with fruit

  3. deep-dish pie, cobblernoun

    a pie made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit


  1. cobblernoun

    A person who repairs shoes.

  2. cobblernoun

    A kind of pie, usually filled with fruit, that lacks a base crust.

  3. cobblernoun

    A police officer.

    Look out, it's the cobblers!.

  4. cobblernoun

    An alcoholic drink containing spirit or wine, with sugar and lemon juice.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cobblernoun

    Etymology: from cobble.

    Not many years ago it happened that a cobbler had the casting vote for the life of a criminal. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    What trade are you? ——
    Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you would say, a cobbler. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    Think you the great prerogative t’ enjoy
    Of doing ill, by virtue of that race;
    As if what we esteem in cobblers base,
    Would the high family of Brutus grace. John Dryden, Juv.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cobblernoun

    a mender of shoes

  2. Cobblernoun

    a clumsy workman

  3. Cobblernoun

    a beverage. See Sherry cobbler, under Sherry


  1. Cobbler

    Cobbler refers to a variety of dishes, particularly in the United States and United Kingdom, consisting of a fruit or savoury filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or pie crust before being baked. Some cobbler recipes, especially in the South, resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both top and bottom crust.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cobbler

    An armourer's rasp.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cobbler

    An American drink of spirits, beer, sugar, and spice, said to have been first concocted by a Western shoemaker.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cobbler is ranked #67126 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cobbler surname appeared 294 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cobbler.

    74.1% or 218 total occurrences were White.
    21.4% or 63 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cobbler in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cobbler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of cobbler in a Sentence

  1. Drew Hiatts:

    We'll use these black raspberries to make a black raspberry crème fraiche ice cream on top of peach cobbler.

  2. Markus Soeder:

    My mother always said: 'Cobbler, stick to your trade.' And that's Bavaria for me. My dream job is here.

  3. Barnaby Rich:

    One of the diseases of this age is the multitude of books. It is a thriftless and a thankless occupation, this writing of books: a man were better to sing in a cobbler?s shop, for his pay is a penny a patch; but a book-writer, if he get sometimes a few commendations from the judicious, he shall be sure to reap a thousand reproaches from the malicious.

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    a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
    • A. loom
    • B. emanate
    • C. elaborate
    • D. abase

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