- n. A patronymic surname.
- From Dobb, a medieval short form of the given name Robert + diminutive suffix. (Wiktionary)
“Why was he called Dobbin, except to make him ridiculous?”
“She runs a small papermaking studio called Dobbin Mill in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she grows plants, presses them into paper, binds the books and then inscribes the text.”
“Presumably neither of the sources had the last name Dobbin or Cleary.”
“Out came the cumbersome old yellow chariot again, and in this and a chaise drawn by an ugly beast called Dobbin, the family, with Colonel”
“Half the Lotharios of modern drama belong to the destructive profession, and the peppery or tedious colonel is an old stock friend; whilst the "Dobbin" type is handled very frequently, and the V.C. has been bestowed more often by dramatists than by royalty.”
“Nevers, no doubt, was also a member, and he believed him to be the "Dobbin" of the party that had whipped him.”
“Dobbin" of the party that had assaulted him, he could not prove it and he was disposed to give him a fair chance, so that neither he nor his friends should have any good ground for complaint.”
“However, Mr. Dobbin said there are uncertainties surrounding a potential deal, including the attitude of shareholders of both companies and the reaction of regulators.”
“Mr. Dobbin said the LSE may employ the same structure it used in acquiring its erstwhile competitor Turquoise.”
“Execution Noble analyst Phil Dobbin said LCH.Clearnet could be a good fit for the LSE, noting that the LSE has said previously that it wanted to strengthen its post-trade business.”
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