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daub

verb \ ˈdȯb , ˈdäb \

Definition of daub

transitive verb
1 : to cover or coat with soft adhesive matter : plaster
2 : to coat with a dirty substance
3 a : 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

dauber

noun

Examples of daub in a Sentence

  1. He daubed some cologne on his neck.

  2. Daub the potatoes with a little butter.

  3. Various political slogans had been daubed on the walls.

  4. He sighed deeply and daubed his eyes with a tissue.

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Origin and Etymology of daub

Middle English, from Anglo-French dauber

daub Synonyms


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daub

noun

Definition of daub

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

Examples of daub in a Sentence

  1. She added a few daubs of color to the painting.

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First Known Use of daub

15th century

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DAUB Defined for English Language Learners

daub

verb

Definition of daub for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of daub for English Language Learners

  • : a small amount of something


DAUB Defined for Kids

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daub

verb \ ˈdȯb \

Definition of daub for Students

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

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daub

noun

Definition of daub for Students

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


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