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cob·bler 1

1. One who mends or makes boots and shoes.
2. Archaic One who is clumsy at work; a bungler.

[Middle English cobeler.]

cob·bler 2

1. A deep-dish fruit pie with a thick top crust.
2. An iced drink made of wine or liqueur, sugar, and citrus fruit.

[Origin unknown.]


(Crafts) a person who makes or mends shoes
[C13 (as surname): of unknown origin]


1. (Cookery) a sweetened iced drink, usually made from fruit and wine or liqueur
2. (Cookery) chiefly US a hot dessert made of fruit covered with a rich cakelike crust
[C19: (for sense 1) perhaps shortened from cobbler's punch; (for both senses) compare cobble (vb)]


(ˈkɒb lər)

1. a person who mends shoes.
2. a deep-dish fruit pie with a thick biscuit crust, usu. only on top.
3. an iced drink of wine or liquor with fruit and sugar.
4. Archaic. a clumsy workman.
[1250–1300; Middle English cobelere=cobel- (of obscure orig.) + -ere -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cobbler - a person who makes or repairs shoescobbler - a person who makes or repairs shoes
boot maker, bootmaker - a maker of boots
maker, shaper - a person who makes things
2.cobbler - tall sweetened iced drink of wine or liquor with fruit
highball - a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass
3.cobbler - a pie made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
pie - dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
ayakkabı tamircisi


[ˈkɒbləʳ] Nzapatero/a m/f (remendón/ona)


[ˈkɒblər] ncordonnier m


Schuster m, → Flickschuster m
(= drink)Cobbler m; (esp US: = fruit pie) Obst mit Teig überbacken


[ˈkɒbləʳ] ncalzolaio


(ˈkobl) verb
1. to mend (shoes).
2. to make or repair badly or roughly.
ˈcobbler noun
a person who mends shoes.
References in classic literature ?
The cobbler wrought upon a shoe; the blacksmith hammered his iron, the soldier waved his glittering blade; the lady raised a tiny breeze with her fan; the jolly toper swigged lustily at his bottle; a scholar opened his book with eager thirst for knowledge, and turned his head to and fro along the page; the milkmaid energetically drained her cow; and a miser counted gold into his strong-box,--all at the same turning of a crank.
Early that afternoon old Mazey had taken the slippers to the village cobbler to get them repaired on the spot, before his master called for them the next morning; he sat superintending the progress and completion of the work until evening came, when he and the cobbler betook themselves to the village inn to drink each other's healths at parting.
The cobbler had given place to the elaborate factory, in which seventy men cooperated to make one shoe.
She answered with great humility that she was called La Tolosa, and that she was the daughter of a cobbler of Toledo who lived in the stalls of Sanchobienaya, and that wherever she might be she would serve and esteem him as her lord.
The band had been increased from time to time by picked men such as Arthur-a-Bland and David of Doncaster--he who was the jolliest cobbler for miles around--until it now numbered a full sevenscore of men; seven companies each with its stout lieutenant serving under Robin Hood.
That is, I believe it, perhaps, but at the same time I feel and suspect that I am lying like a cobbler.
But in that bitter tirade upon Chantilly, which appeared in yesterday's'Musée,' the satirist, making some disgraceful allusions to the cobbler s change of name upon assuming the buskin, quoted a Latin line about which we have often conversed.
The thought pleased the good cobbler very much; and one evening, when all the things were ready, they laid them on the table, instead of the work that they used to cut out, and then went and hid themselves, to watch what the little elves would do.
It seemed as though Saint Dunstan was like to answer his prayer, for along the road came plodding a certain cobbler, one Quince, of Derby, who had been to take a pair of shoes to a farmer nigh Kirk Langly, and was now coming back home again, with a fair boiled capon in his pouch and a stout pottle of beer by his side, which same the farmer had given him for joy of such a stout pair of shoon.
Therefore, if the envious wretch had not left Dort to follow his rival to the Hague in the first place, and then to Gorcum or to Loewestein, -- for the two places are separated only by the confluence of the Waal and the Meuse, -- Van Baerle's letter would have fallen into his hands and not the nurse's: in which event the poor prisoner, like the raven of the Roman cobbler, would have thrown away his time, his trouble, and, instead of having to relate the series of exciting events which are about to flow from beneath our pen like the varied hues of a many coloured tapestry, we should have naught to describe but a weary waste of days, dull and melancholy and gloomy as night's dark mantle.
To this much-travelled man the whole world was as familiar as the village to the cobbler sitting in his shop.
A COBBLER unable to make a living by his trade and made desperate by poverty, began to practice medicine in a town in which he was not known.