verb (used without object), dab·bled, dab·bling.
verb (used with object), dab·bled, dab·bling.
Examples from the Web for dabbler
In Dornan's telling, Clinton was a "self-indulgent hedonist and phony," a dabbler in drugs, a letch.
The human head, that crowning capital of the column of man, is too interesting a subject, to be the proper theme of every dabbler.Thoughts on Man|William Godwin
Who would believe That a poet, dabbler in every sort of folly, May turn discreet when mysterious love beckons?Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
It is among the possibilities that you, a dilettante, a dabbler, may solve the secret of all the ages past and to come.To Win the Love He Sought|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Now Dabbler was a widower; he was not of prepossessing appearance, and his h's troubled him, but Dabbler was a warm man.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
As for the worthy Freytag, he felicitated himself highly on the way he had handled that dabbler in poeshy.Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)|Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for dabbler
Word Origin for dabble
Word Origin and History for dabbler
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.