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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dabdæb(v.; n.)dabbed, dab•bing

  1. (v.t.)to pat or tap gently:

    I dabbed my eyes with a handkerchief.

  2. to apply (a substance) by light strokes.

  3. to strike, esp. lightly.

  4. (v.i.)to strike lightly; make a dab; pat:

    She dabbed at the stain on her dress.

  5. (n.)a quick or light pat, as with something soft.

  6. a small lump or quantity:

    a dab of powder.

Origin of dab:

1250–1300; cf. Norw dabbe shuffle along, G tappen grope



  1. any of several flatfishes of the genus Limanda, esp. the European flatfish

    L. limanda.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of dab:

1570–80; of obscure orig.


  1. Dictionary of American Biography.


  1. dabber(Noun)

    a thing or person that dabs.

  2. dabber(Noun)

    a cushioned pad used for applying ink.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dabber(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


  1. Dabber

    Dabber is a computer worm that spreads through a vulnerability found in the Sasser worm. It appeared in 2004.


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