Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who repairs shoes.
  • n. A kind of pie, usually filled with fruit, that lacks a base crust.
  • n. A police officer.
  • n. An alcoholic drink containing spirit or wine, with sugar and lemon juice.
  • n. A clumsy workman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mender of shoes.
  • n. A clumsy workman.
  • n. A beverage. See Sherry cobbler, under Sherry.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

Middle English cobeler.
Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • The last sheep to be sheared.

    December 14, 2011

  • “A spoon pie (more like a fruit stew with dumplings), in which biscuit dough is dropped onto the fruit before baking. The consensus is that the dish got its name because the lumps of cooked dough resembled cobblestones.”

    Ochef.com, Cobbler, Crisp, Crumble, Grunt, Slump—You Get the Picture

    April 6, 2010

  • emily says (10:28 PM):
    who's last name is shoemaker? thats a dumb name.
    janell says (10:28 PM):
    cobbler?
    janell says (10:29 PM):
    is that a shoe maker?
    emily says (10:29 PM):
    thats a pie.
    lol.
    janell says (10:29 PM):
    no, i think it's a shoe maker too
    emily says (10:29 PM):
    mmm...i think its a pie. lol.
    janell says (10:29 PM):
    well you think.
    janell says (10:30 PM):
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cobbler
    definition one!
    your pie is number two!
    emily says (10:30 PM):
    NO!
    janell says (10:30 PM):
    FUCK YOU, DICTIONARY WIN
    I R WINRAR
    emily says (10:30 PM):
    PIE IS ALWAYS #1 IN MY HEART!
    janell says (10:31 PM):
    IF THERE IS PIE IN YOUR HEART YOU HAVE BAD ARTERIES.
    AND PROBABLY SHOULDN'T EAT PIE.
    emily says (10:31 PM):
    WHATEVER!
    MMM PIE!
    janell says (10:31 PM):
    MMMM SHOEMAKERS
    THEY HAVE MUSCLES AND CAN OCCASIONALLY BE ATTRACTIVE.
    IF THEY STILL EXIST.
    janell says (10:32 PM):
    WHICH, I'M SURE THEY DO.
    emily says (10:32 PM):
    they do.
    fancy shoes are handmade.
    or, the original model of a fancy shoe is handmade.
    janell says (10:32 PM):
    ...remember those "fancy" shoes that kyle and whatshisface made in history out of ductape?
    emily says (10:33 PM):
    hahahah...
    yeah.

    September 8, 2009