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Princeton's WordNet

  1. daubernoun

    an unskilled painter


  1. daubernoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. A Daubernoun

    A coarse low painter.

    Etymology: from daub.

    What they call’d his picture, had been drawn at length by the daubers of almost all nations, and still unlike him. Dryden.

    Parts of different species jumbled together, according to the mad imagination of the dauber, to cause laughter. Dryden.

    A sign-post dauber would disdain to paint
    The one-ey’d hero on his elephant. John Dryden, Juven. Sat.

    The treacherous tapster, Thomas,
    Hangs a new angel two doors from us,
    As fine as daubers hands can make it. Jonathan Swift.


  1. dauber

    A dauber is a tool or device used to apply or spread a substance on a surface. It often refers to a brush or sponge on a handle, typically used for tasks such as painting, polishing, or applying a liquid. In entomology, the term "dauber" is also used to refer to certain types of wasps known for building nests from mud.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daubernoun

    one who, or that which, daubs; especially, a coarse, unskillful painter

  2. Daubernoun

    a pad or ball of rags, covered over with canvas, for inking plates; a dabber

  3. Daubernoun

    a low and gross flatterer

  4. Daubernoun

    the mud wasp; the mud dauber

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dauber is ranked #27556 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dauber surname appeared 874 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dauber.

    93.8% or 820 total occurrences were White.
    3.7% or 33 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for dauber »

  1. earbud

  2. ear bud

  3. redaub

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dauber in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dauber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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