Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cushioned pad used by printers and engravers to apply ink.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which dabs.
  • noun In stereotyping, a hard hair brush used in the papier-maché process for dabbing the back of the damp paper, and so driving it into the interstices of the type.
  • noun A camel-hair brush used for cleaning picture-frames and for various purposes in photography.
  • To confound or stupefy by rapid talking.
  • To jar; wrangle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That with which one dabs; hence, a pad or other device used by printers, engravers, etc., as for dabbing type or engraved plates with ink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a thing or person that dabs.
  • noun a cushioned pad used for applying ink.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I think -- see, I put it there, because we have a dabber, so you can dab and dab and dab.

    CNN Transcript Nov 8, 2009

  • I think -- see, I put it there, because we have a dabber, so you can dab and dab and dab.

    CNN Transcript Nov 26, 2009

  • I think -- see, I put it there, because we have a dabber, so you can dab and dab and dab.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2009

  • I think -- see, I put it there, because we have a dabber, so you can dab and dab and dab.

    CNN Transcript Nov 4, 2009

  • * According to Marie-Lisehen using the dabber, you might add your own skin cells and bacteria to the juice which can cause spoilage.

    25th Anniversary to Eau d'Hadrien

  • She explained in much detail how to use the Butterfly Bottle – or any flacon with a dabber for the matter – without spoiling the juice:

    25th Anniversary to Eau d'Hadrien

  • * According to Marie-Lisehen using the dabber, you might add your own skin cells and bacteria to the juice which can cause spoilage.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • She explained in much detail how to use the Butterfly Bottle – or any flacon with a dabber for the matter – without spoiling the juice:

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • I didn't really like them because the dabber didn't work very well on them.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • They take the bingo dabber and make dots in the air to accentuate the movements.

    super-suzan Diary Entry

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  • One who dabs, usually used of men of a certain age and bearing. "Now there's a dabber fellow."

    May 6, 2008