probably irregular from obsolete English dop to dive + English chick
circa 1550, in the meaning defined above
“Dabchick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dabchick. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.
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