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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 ?
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.
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.
Hearing himself so called upon, the Cobbler stopped, and, seeing a well-clad stranger in blue, he spoke to him in seemly wise.
The cobbler was, as in many villages, an atheist, and his appearance in church was a shade more extraordinary than Mad Joe's.
Why, sir," said the cobbler, coughing, "I'm afraid he's done nothing, and won't do anything.
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.
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.
Suppose a carpenter to be doing the business of a cobbler, or a cobbler of a carpenter; and suppose them to exchange their implements or their duties, or the same person to be doing the work of both, or whatever be the change; do you think that any great harm would result to the State?
That is, I believe it, perhaps, but at the same time I feel and suspect that I am lying like a cobbler.
And although the French word for shoemaker is different now, there is still a slang word chausseur, meaning a cobbler.
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.
I would mend the tire, having attended ambulance classes, do it very quietly so that she wouldn't hear, like the fairy cobblers who used to mend people's boots while they slept, and then wait in ambush to watch the effect upon her when she awoke.