In Dornan's telling, Clinton was a "self-indulgent hedonist and phony," a dabbler in drugs, a letch.
The passage which begins αἰ αἰ ταὶ μαλάχαι every dabbler in Greek literature knows by heart.
The Irish archbishop, compared to him, appears a dabbler in Romanism.
It is among the possibilities that you, a dilettante, a dabbler, may solve the secret of all the ages past and to come.
He was an encourager of learning and the arts, and a dabbler in science.
He was a dabbler in light verse, and had been elected to the college funny paper.
The Controller who bred me was only a dabbler in such things.
Ling′uist, one skilled in tongues or languages; Ling′uister, a dabbler in philology.
There is some odor about a dabbler that makes him especially offensive to all clean high-class men and women.
It is yellowed now, and poor always; for I am but a dabbler at such things.
1550s, probably a frequentative of dab. Original meaning was "wet by splashing;" modern figurative sense of "do superficially" first recorded 1620s. Related: Dabbled; dabbling. An Ellen Dablewife is in the Lancashire Inquests from 1336.