from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who engages in an activity superficially or without serious intent. See Synonyms at amateur.
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- n. one who dabbles
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who dabbles.
- n. One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial meddler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who dabbles or plays in water, or as in water.
- n. One who dabbles in or dips slightly into some pursuit, business, or study; a superficial worker or thinker.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
- n. any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
She suggests that the growth offered by buy-to-let property has resulted in "dabbler" landlords who, facing an economic downturn, are harassing tenants and seem unaware that evicting renters without notice can be acrime.
I'm just 'dabbler' in the soap world, but I love seeing you link and talk about all the wonderful products.
Although Ms. Amato, 28, was a "dabbler" cook, her husband's idea of a fine meal was a fried bologna sandwich, she says.
The knowledgeable Columbia University alum and erstwhile "dabbler" estimated that about 30
Suffice it to say that CBS needs to get going with the premium media delivery if wants to transition from "dabbler" status to something with a vested interest in tapping the social media space to full (est) effect.
Weatherbee was a clerk who had known naught but clerking all his life; Cuthfert was a master of arts, a dabbler in oils, and had written not a little.
There's the jazz student, the angry punk, the rock purist, the classical dabbler, the pop traditionalist, and the roots traveller.
James Franco, actor and dabbler extraordinaire, will appear with "My Own Private River," a fan's tribute to actor River Phoenix that repurposes footage shot for and during Gus Van Sant's 1991 film "My Own Private Idaho."
As I evolved as a writer, from navel-high producer of galactic space operas to fuzz-sprouting fantasist imagining nonexistent island countries, to university dabbler in more-or-less realistic short stories to twentysomething unpublished novelist, I became more and more interested in the interactive nature of fiction.
In her non-study time she's a veritable dabbler: a model, artist, writer, and an activist.