daub·​er | \ ˈdȯ-bər How to pronounce dauber (audio) , ˈdä- \

Definition of dauber

: one that daubs something: such as
a old-fashioned : an unskillful painter His wrath against this upstart artist who secretly entertained his sister in his studio grew with the minutes. It would be his privilege very shortly to read that scrubby dauber a lesson in deportment which he would remember.— P. G. Wodehouse
b : a device or marker used for applying daubs of paint or color a bingo dauber [=a colored marker used for highlighting the numbers on a bingo card] — see also mud dauber

First Known Use of dauber

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Dauber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dauber. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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