dabster

[ dab-ster ]
/ ˈdæb stər /
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noun

Slang. an expert.
Informal. a person who works in a superficial or clumsy manner; dabbler.

Nearby words

  1. dabber,
  2. dabbing,
  3. dabble,
  4. dabbling duck,
  5. dabchick,
  6. daca,
  7. dacarbazine,
  8. dacca,
  9. dace,
  10. dacha

Origin of dabster

First recorded in 1700–10; dab3 + -ster

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British Dictionary definitions for dabster

dabster

/ (ˈdæbstə) /

noun

British a dialect word for dab hand
US informal an incompetent or amateurish worker; bungler

Word Origin for dabster

C18: from dab 1 + -ster

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