- Slang. an expert.
- Informal. a person who works in a superficial or clumsy manner; dabbler.
Origin of dabster
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Examples from the Web for dabster
But my grief, my grief, when all is said and done, ain't she a dabster!
Dabster was seen on Tuesday evening, going convoy to a milliner.The Humors of Falconbridge
Jonathan F. Kelley
Maybe Joyce can tempt you with a mixture she's a dabster at.Joyce of the North Woods
Harriet T. Comstock
I'm something of a dabster at law myself, and I'll see that Kitsong don't railroad you into jail.They of the High Trails
An' there was Doctor Dabster, that could pit a bottle or twa under his belt, an' was neither up nor down.Scotch Wit and Humor
W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
- British a dialect word for dab hand
- US informal an incompetent or amateurish worker; bungler
C18: from dab 1 + -ster
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