verb (used without object), dab·bled, dab·bling.
verb (used with object), dab·bled, dab·bling.
Examples from the Web for dabbled
Wyclef Jean, the 45-year-old music maestro, has dabbled in many things.Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You also write about cocaine as a casual drug you dabbled in earlier.
After all, this not the first time Cruz has dabbled with fame.
Apparently the former teen star also dabbled in the club drug Molly, putting the high in High School Musical.Report: Zac Efron Went to Rehab; Kerry Washington Named Best Dressed|Culture Team|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In truth, that was most likely because he dabbled in some of the darker arts favored by hotel security guards.Was Princess Diana Murdered by the British Military?|Nico Hines|August 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To pass the weary time Jones and Hill dabbled in and experimented with hypnotism and telepathy.
Mrs. Heriot dabbled her hand in the cool water, and her diamond rings glittered like sparks of fire.A Bachelor Husband|Ruby M. Ayres
The police, of course, shared in the plunder, and dabbled in every species of blackmail.
He dabbled in odes, elegies, epitaphs, and all that small fry of the muse which was then so plentiful.The Wits and Beaux of Society|Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
His sensitive nostrils gave little quivers and rapid twists that were like a play of fingers that dabbled delicately in the air.Dusty Star|Olaf Baker
British Dictionary definitions for dabbled
Word Origin for dabble
Word Origin and History for dabbled
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.