Definition of Uncle Tom Cobbleigh from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Uncle Tom Cobbleigh

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a character from the traditional English song Widdicombe Fair. The song includes a long list of people who go to the fair, ending with the line 'Old Uncle Tom Cobbleigh and all'. People sometimes use this phrase to mean that a large group of people are present in a place, including everyone that one might expect or imagine Everyone turned up at the party – Jack, Ella, Steve, Roger, old Uncle Tom Cobbleigh and all!