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cobbler Syllabification: cob·bler
Pronunciation: /ˈkäblər/

Definition of cobbler in English:


1A person who mends shoes as a job.
Example sentences
  • 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 dessert consisting of fruit baked in a deep dish with a thick, cake-like crust on top.
Example sentences
  • 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]
Example sentences
  • My advise to the company: let the cobbler stick to his last.


Middle English: of unknown origin.

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