Dobbin \Dob"bin\, n. 1. An old jaded horse. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Sea gravel mixed with sand. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dobbin — can refer to: Horse, as rural slang Dobbin may refer to the following people: Brian Dobbin (born 1966), a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player Craig Dobbin (1935 2006), Canadian businessman Dermot Dobbin, Canadian businessman Uncle… …   Wikipedia

  • Dobbin — bezeichnet einen Ortsteil der Gemeinde Dobbin Linstow im Landkreis Rostock in Mecklenburg Vorpommern einen Ortsteil der Gemeinde Dobbertin im Landkreis Ludwigslust Parchim in Mecklenburg Vorpommern Dobbin (Texas), Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dobbin — [däb′in] n. [< Dobbin, nickname for ROBIN, ROBERT1] a horse, esp. a plodding, patient one …   English World dictionary

  • dobbin — (n.) farm horse, 1596 (in Merchant of Venice ), probably from diminutive form of Dob (early 13c.), common M.E. familiar form of masc. proper name Robin or ROBERT (Cf. Robert); personal name applied to a horse …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dobbin — Horse Horse (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dobbin — noun Etymology: Dobbin, nickname for Robert Date: 1596 1. a farm horse 2. a quiet plodding horse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dobbin — /dob in/, n. 1. a horse, esp. a quiet, plodding horse for farm work or family use. 2. a drinking vessel of the 18th century holding a gill. [1590 1600; alter. of Robin, hypocoristic form of Robert] * * * …   Universalium

  • dobbin — noun An old jaded horse …   Wiktionary

  • Dobbin — This interesting surname, chiefly found in Scotland, derives from the medieval male given name Dobbe, itself a pet form of Robert, from the Old Germanic Hrodebert , a compound of hrod , renown, and berht , bright, famous. The name was initially… …   Surnames reference

  • dobbin — Synonyms and related words: Houyhnhnm, brood mare, charger, colt, courser, critter, entire, entire horse, equine, filly, foal, gelding, horse, mare, mount, nag, prancer, stallion, steed, stud, studhorse, tarpan, top horse, war horse, wild horse …   Moby Thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”