cobbler

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cobbler (plural cobblers)

  1. A person who repairs shoes.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)
  2. A kind of pie, usually filled with fruit, that lacks a base crust.
  3. (slang, usually plural) A police officer.
    Look out, it's the cobblers!.
  4. An alcoholic drink containing spirit or wine, with sugar and lemon juice.
    • 1858 June, Asirvadam the Brahmin, in The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Number 1,
      In the creed of Asirvadam the Brahmin, the drinker of strong drink is a Pariah, and the eater of cow's flesh is damned already. If, then, he can tell a cocktail from a cobbler, and scientifically discriminate between a julep and a gin-sling, it must be because the Vedas are unclasped to him; for in the Vedas all things are taught.
  5. (obsolete) A clumsy workman.

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