American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who mends or makes boots and shoes.
- n. Archaic One who is clumsy at work; a bungler.
- n. A deep-dish fruit pie with a thick top crust.
- n. An iced drink made of wine or liqueur, sugar, and citrus fruit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who cobbles, mends, or patches; especially, one who mends boots and shoes.
- n. Hence A clumsy workman; one who works in a clumsy, slipshod fashion.
- n. A summer drink to be sucked through a straw, made by shaking up together, in a large glass, pounded ice, wine, sugar, slices of orange, pineapple, etc.
- n. A fruit pie baked in a large deep dish or a pot lined with thick paste: named according to the kind of fruit used: as, an apple cobbler; a peach cobbler.
- n. The last sheep in the pen in sheep-shearing time, usually one that: is hardest to shear.
- n. A small fish, Fundulus heteroclitus, found abundantly along the eastern coast of the United States.
- n. The thread-fish, Alectis ciliaris, a fish with long filamentous dorsal and anal rays.
- n. A person who repairs shoes.
- n. A kind of pie, usually filled with fruit, that lacks a base crust.
- n. slang, usually plural A police officer.
- n. An alcoholic drink containing spirit or wine, with sugar and lemon juice.
- n. obsolete A clumsy workman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mender of shoes.
- n. A clumsy workman.
- n. A beverage. See Sherry cobbler, under Sherry.
- n. tall sweetened iced drink of wine or liquor with fruit
- n. a pie made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
- n. a person who makes or repairs shoes
- Middle English cobeler.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Feel free to substitute one for the other in order to make this Dewberry Cobbler because whatever you call them, these dark purple berries are just coming into season and this easy to make cobbler is a great way to enjoy them.”
“The topping for this cobbler is similar in consistency to a cookie dough.”
“Plus the sugar free peach cobbler is a rare treat for a diabetic like me.”
“And don’t get me wrong — a blackberry cobbler is nothing to sniff at.”
“When I first saw the floral banded wobbegong it looked similar to the species many fishers know as the cobbler wobbegong (Sutorectus tentaculatus), but on closer inspection there were some very obvious differences that help define it as a separate species.”
“And if a cobbler is the vehicle I need to learn to better enjoy a fruit, then I'll gladly make the effort.”
“I don't know if it would be properly called a cobbler, but I sliced up peaches, topped them with a mixture of butter, oats and brown sugar and then baked it.”
“A cobbler is a fruit base topped with spoonfuls of sweet biscuit or scone dough.”
“A cobbler is a baked fruit dish of fruit topped with a sweetened biscuit topping.”
“Next to the cobbler was a stuffed plum with apricot-ginger compote.”
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