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Occupational TermPlay
Cobbler is a traditional term for someone skilled in shoe repair and might imply small-scale, artisanal, or local business. SlideThe cobbler at the market repaired my sandals.
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Historical CraftPlay
Cobblers have a rich history; understanding this can help you grasp the word's traditional connotations. SlideCobblers have been essential in society since ancient times.
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Not a ShoemakerPlay
Technically, cobblers repair shoes and do not make them; shoemakers or cordwainers make shoes. SlideI took my worn shoes to the cobbler, not the shoemaker.