Definition of cobbler in English:


Syllabification: cob·bler
Pronunciation: /ˈkäblər


  • 1A person who mends shoes as a job.
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    • He also worked as a master cobbler, mending shoes.
    • Each small community would have had its local cobbler who produced shoes to fit each individual customer uniquely.
    • The old cobbler who had been mending shoes in the doorway of a building was unexpectedly replaced by a stranger.
  • 2An iced drink made with wine or sherry, sugar, and lemon.
  • 3chiefly North American A fruit pie with a rich crust on top.
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    • For dessert, we ordered a peach and huckleberry cobbler with vanilla gelato and four spoons.
    • We eat our chicken and kugel, and then we serve the raspberry cobbler for dessert.
    • The cobblers I usually make have crumby toppings; this one would turn out biscuity.


let the cobbler stick to his last

proverb People should only concern themselves with things they know something about.
[translating Latin ne sutor ultra crepidam]
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  • My advise to the company: let the cobbler stick to his last.


Middle English: of unknown origin.

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