dab

9 ENTRIES FOUND:

1dab

noun \ˈdab\

Definition of DAB

1
:  a sudden blow or thrust :  poke
2
:  a small amount
3
:  a gentle touch or stroke :  pat
4
:  daub

Origin of DAB

Middle English dabbe
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with DAB

2dab

verb

: to lightly touch (something) usually with quick, small motions

: to put something on something with quick, small motions

dabbeddab·bing

Full Definition of DAB

transitive verb
1
:  to strike or touch lightly :  pat <dabbing her eyes with a handkerchief>
2
:  to apply lightly or irregularly :  daub <dab paint>
intransitive verb
:  to make a dab
dab·ber noun

First Known Use of DAB

1562

3dab

noun

Definition of DAB

:  flatfish; especially :  any of several flounders (genus Limanda, especially L. limanda)
compare sand dab

Origin of DAB

Anglo-French dabbe
First Known Use: 15th century

4dab

noun

Definition of DAB

chiefly British
:  a skillful person

Origin of DAB

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1691

DAB

abbreviation

Definition of DAB

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