verb (used without object), dab·bled, dab·bling.
verb (used with object), dab·bled, dab·bling.
Origin of dabble
Synonyms for dabble
Examples from the Web for dabbler
Contemporary Examples of dabbler
In Dornan's telling, Clinton was a "self-indulgent hedonist and phony," a dabbler in drugs, a letch.The Original Tea Partier
October 20, 2010
Historical Examples of dabbler
The Irish archbishop, compared to him, appears a dabbler in Romanism.Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862
What's Dabbler to him, or he to Dabbler, that he should weep?The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)
Charles James Wills
He was an encourager of learning and the arts, and a dabbler in science.Old Continental Towns
Walter M. Gallichan
The Controller who bred me was only a dabbler in such things.Field Trip
The mother of Æschines, he says, was a kind of ‘wise woman,’ and dabbler in mysteries.Custom and Myth
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.