[ dab-ing ]
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  1. the consumption of cannabis by inhaling the vapor of heated cannabis extract oil: Experts agree that dabbing is more addictive than smoking.

  2. Also called dab·bin' [dab-in] /ˈdæb ɪn/ . the act of performing a dance move that involves posing with one’s nose in the crook of a bent elbow at chest level while extending the other arm to the side at or above shoulder level, often as a celebratory posture in sports or other competitions.

Origin of dabbing

First recorded in 2000–05; dab1 (in the sense “to consume cannabis” for def. 1; in the sense “a dance step” for def. 2) + -ing1

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How to use dabbing in a sentence

  • "I—I don't want you to," wailed Genevieve, dabbing her eyes with her handkerchief.

    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch | Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
  • Luke was dabbing the pointer carefully at the bald top of Weaver's head.

    The Worshippers | Damon Francis Knight
  • Her hand was dabbing furtively at her face for a purpose which Pierre could not surmise.

    Riders of the Silences | John Frederick
  • Some one rushed up with a sponge and began dabbing his face.

    The Varmint | Owen Johnson
  • Then she pulled out a small handkerchief, edged with cheap lace, and fell to dabbing her eyes.

    Wandering Heath | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch