1A person who mends shoes as a job.
- 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.
3chiefly North American A dessert consisting of fruit baked in a deep dish with a thick, cake-like crust on top.
- 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, variant of ne supra crepidam sutor iudicaret 'the cobbler should not judge beyond his shoe', attributed to the painter Apelles of Kos in response to criticism from a shoemaker in Pliny the Elder's Natural History ( ad 77)Example sentences
- My advise to the company: let the cobbler stick to his last.
Middle English: of unknown origin.
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