cobbing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cob +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

cobbing (plural cobbings)

  1. (nautical) an unofficial form of punishment among the crew involving blows to the buttocks from a piece of wood

Adjective[edit]

cobbing (comparative more cobbing, superlative most cobbing)

  1. (obsolete) haughty; purse-proud
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Withals (1608) to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.