Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A heavy round brush of rice-root, sharpened to a round point, used for cleaning out the corners of a carriage.
  • noun One who or that which daubs.
  • noun A coarse, ignorant painter.
  • noun A low and gross flatterer.
  • noun A copperplate-printers' pad, consisting of rags firmly tied together and covered over with a piece of canvas, for inking plates
  • noun A mud-wasp: from the way in which it daubs mud in building its nest.
  • noun The brush used to spread blacking upon shoes, as distinguished from the polisher, or brush used for polishing; they are sometimes combined in one.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, daubs; especially, a coarse, unskillful painter.
  • noun (Copperplate Print.) A pad or ball of rags, covered over with canvas, for inking plates; a dabber.
  • noun A low and gross flatterer.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The mud wasp; the mud dauber.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, daubs; especially, a coarse, unskillful painter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an unskilled painter

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to daub + -er

Examples

  • Parrocel, whom you call a dauber, and who for that matter is a dauber, if you compare him to Vernet, is still a man of rare talent relatively to the multitude of those who have flung up the career in which they started with him. "

    Diderot and the Encyclopædists Volume II.

  • I sponged them onto the stamps using a sponge dauber.

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  • I sponged them onto the stamps using a sponge dauber.

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  • I actually inked the flowers in Soft Suede ink and then used my sponge dauber to added the Champagne mist to the flower in a couple of spots before I stamped the image.

    I'm feeling old...

  • This was such an audacious creative conceit that the painter was mistaken for a naïve dauber, where in fact he could create among his works psychogeographic masterpieces that captured the cultural murk of the postwar scene.

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  • I actually inked the flowers in Soft Suede ink and then used my sponge dauber to added the Champagne mist to the flower in a couple of spots before I stamped the image.

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  • My mother, clutching her bingo dauber, looked skeptical.

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  • My mother, clutching her bingo dauber, looked skeptical.

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  • My mother, clutching her bingo dauber, looked skeptical.

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  • My mother, clutching her bingo dauber, looked skeptical.

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