from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tool used to play bingo; a dauber.
  • n. A member of the working class in Scotland who is seen as undereducated, with poor taste, especially in clothes, and poor social skills. Closely related to the English chav.
  • n. One who dobs (informs against or implicates to authority).
  • n. Any small electronic device that plugs directly into a larger one, such as a wireless scoring system in fencing or a USB mass storage device.
  • n. A large marble.
  • n. A float (as used by an angler).
  • n. A dabchick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See dabchick.
  • n. A float to a fishing line.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Apiece; a lump: a big lump.
  • n. A large heavy taw or marble.
  • n. The cork or float of a fishing-line.


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  • Yikes. 6 meanings here that were unfamiliar to me.

    April 22, 2011

  • Australian slang. One who dobs someone in by reporting their misdemeanour(s) to an authority – an especially heinous act if it gets one's friends into trouble. ("No one likes a dobber.") Think: to grass, to squeal, to finger.

    September 8, 2008