What is the difference between Dobies and Dobbies?

The difference between dobies and dobbies

is that "dobies" is alternative form of dhobi and "dobbies" is a device in some looms that allows the weaving of small geometric patterns.

dobies

dobbies

Noun

  • Alternative form of dhobi (“laundryman or washerman")

Noun

  • A device in some looms that allows the weaving of small geometric patterns.
  • The patterns so woven, or the fabric containing the patterns.
  • An evil or mischievous fairy or ghost sometimes said to haunt a building or household.
  • (archaic) A dotard.

Synonyms

  • (dotard): dodipole, mimmerkin; dotard