A cobbler is someone who fixes shoes. A cobbler is also a type of fruit pie. Context is everything with this word! If you give a pie a broken shoe, don’t expect results.

Cobblers mend shoes. If your heel is falling off or there’s a rip in your shoe, a cobbler can help you out. These days, people are more likely to buy a new pair of shoes than fix an old one, but cobblers used to be very common. A cobbler is also a delicious pie with rich biscuit dough on top and fruit underneath. Apple cobbler and peach cobbler are extra yummy with ice cream on top.

Definitions of cobbler
  1. noun
    a person who makes or repairs shoes
    synonyms: shoemaker
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    boot maker, bootmaker
    a maker of boots
    type of:
    maker, shaper
    a person who makes things
  2. noun
    tall sweetened iced drink of wine or liquor with fruit
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    type of:
    a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass
  3. noun
    a pie made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
    synonyms: deep-dish pie
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    type of:
    dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
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