verb (used without object), dab·bled, dab·bling.
verb (used with object), dab·bled, dab·bling.
Origin of dabble
Examples from the Web for dabble
Then, about five years ago, I had this urge to dabble with it again.Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’|Marlow Stern|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did you dabble in a bit of liquid courage before your Sin City dance scenes?Jessica Alba on 'Sin City,' Typecasting, and How Homophobia Pushed Her Away From the Church|Marlow Stern|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the interim, Herring took a short break from the band to dabble in his side-project—rapping under the moniker Hemlock Ernst.
Hourani began to dabble with a myriad of artistic careers, from model scouting to styling to art direction.
While there, LeCun was allowed to dabble in some of his offbeat interests, including philosophy.Soon All Your Best Facebook Friends Will Be Robots|William O’Connor|December 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, they neglect their business, dabble in speculation, and have become loafers.The Mantle and Other Stories|Nicholas Gogol
I must explain that I dabble in chemistry as well as mineralogy.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty|J. W. de Forest
This was disheartening; but Ned, having begun to dabble in medicines, felt an irresistible tendency to go on.The Golden Dream|R.M. Ballantyne
I am a lawyer by profession, and dabble a bit in city government.Sight Unseen|Mary Roberts Rinehart
And I did not take Felix Mendelssohn out of the pocket he was riding in, that he might dabble his toes.The Story of Opal|Opal Whiteley
Word Origin for dabble
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.