Definition of dubbin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dubbin

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdʌbɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌbɪn//
 
[uncountable](British English)
 
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a substance rubbed into leather to make it softer and more waterproof Word Origin early 19th cent.: alteration of dubbing, present participle of dub ‘smear (leather) with grease’.