Meaning of dobby

dob•by

Pronunciation: (dob'ē), [key]
— pl. -bies.
  1. a fatuous person; fool.
    1. an attachment on a loom, used in weaving small patterns.
    2. Also calleddob&prim;by weave&sec;.a small geometric or floral pattern produced by this attachment.
    3. a fabric having such a pattern.
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