daub

verb
\ ˈdȯb How to pronounce daub (audio) , ˈdäb \
daubed; daubing; daubs

Definition of daub

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to cover or coat with soft adhesive matter : plaster
2 : to coat with a dirty substance
3a : to apply coloring material crudely to
b : to apply (something, such as paint) crudely

intransitive verb

1 archaic : to put on a false exterior
2 : to apply colors crudely

daub

noun

Definition of daub (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : material used to daub walls
2 : an act or instance of daubing
3 : something daubed on : smear
4 : a crude picture

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Synonyms & Antonyms for daub

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of daub in a Sentence

Verb He daubed some cologne on his neck. Daub the potatoes with a little butter. Various political slogans had been daubed on the walls. He sighed deeply and daubed his eyes with a tissue. Noun She added a few daubs of color to the painting.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb With the paintbrush, daub a pattern onto your cards. Sophie Bushwick, Popular Science, 21 Dec. 2020 According to Diana’s wedding day makeup artist, Barbara Daly, the bride spilled Quelques Fleurs perfume on her dress while attempting to daub the scent onto her wrists. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Nov. 2020 The range is mind-boggling: a sweet potato and coffee marmalade from Taiwan sat alongside a lime glitter marmalade, which looked like something a teenage girl would daub on her eyelids. Olivia Potts, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Residents built their houses out of wood lattices daubed with earth. National Geographic, 12 May 2020 The new onslaught came during Greece’s 2010-2018 financial crisis, which forced mass closures of shops in the city center and provided acres of uncared-for walls that could be daubed with impunity. Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2019 Anti-Semitic slogans were daubed across shops and cafes in north London over Christmas and December saw a general election in which the opposition Labour Party was accused of failing to combat anti-Jewish rhetoric from some of its supporters. NBC News, 10 May 2019 Try removing some of the male flowers, peeling the petals back and daubing the pollen onto the female flowers. Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, 6 Feb. 2020 Diego Rivera parading on the revolutionary public stage meets Frida Kahlo daubing flowers and fashion at home in the Casa Azul. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And the dark brown fellow with the daub of white between his eyes is Little Mike, one of the premier grass runners of the past decade. Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020 And the dark brown fellow with the daub of white between his eyes is Little Mike, one of the premier grass runners of the past decade. Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020 And the dark brown fellow with the daub of white between his eyes is Little Mike, one of the premier grass runners of the past decade. Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020 And the dark brown fellow with the daub of white between his eyes is Little Mike, one of the premier grass runners of the past decade. Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020 And the dark brown fellow with the daub of white between his eyes is Little Mike, one of the premier grass runners of the past decade. Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020 And the dark brown fellow with the daub of white between his eyes is Little Mike, one of the premier grass runners of the past decade. Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020 And the dark brown fellow with the daub of white between his eyes is Little Mike, one of the premier grass runners of the past decade. Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020 And the dark brown fellow with the daub of white between his eyes is Little Mike, one of the premier grass runners of the past decade. Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020

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First Known Use of daub

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for daub

Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French dauber

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The first known use of daub was in the 14th century

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“Daub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daub. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for daub

daub

verb

English Language Learners Definition of daub

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to put something on something with quick, small motions
: to write (something) on a surface
: to lightly touch (something) usually with quick, small motions

daub

noun

English Language Learners Definition of daub (Entry 2 of 2)

: a small amount of something

daub

verb
\ ˈdȯb How to pronounce daub (audio) \
daubed; daubing

Kids Definition of daub

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to cover with something soft and sticky I daubed the wound with ointment.

daub

noun

Kids Definition of daub (Entry 2 of 2)

: a small amount of something The child left daubs of paint on the easel.

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