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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.

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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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