Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An expert, one who is master of their profession.
  • n. A handy person.
  • n. A dabbler or bungler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is skilled; a master of his business; a proficient; an adept.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is skilled; one who is expert; a master of his business; a dab.
  • n. A dabbler; a bungler.

Etymologies

Derived from dab +‎ -ster. (Wiktionary)

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  • From the examples:
    “Can a more triumphant imbecile, a more abject dabster, a more stercoraceous bourgeois be found!”
    --The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

    July 19, 2012