verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of daub
Related Words for daubdeface, smear, spatter, smudge, dab, sully, smirch, speckle, besmear, spot, plaster, grime, cover, varnish, splatter, paint, spread, fleck, dirty, variegate
Examples from the Web for daub
Contemporary Examples of daub
That she is, but Daub took the phone call to Hill at face value.
After law school, she joined Daub full-time, working as his legislative assistant on issues like health care and Social Security.
Historical Examples of daub
He supposed he must think up something to daub on there—the poorer the better.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
It is built of oak framework, filled in with “wattle and daub.”English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
The gas had left what appeared to be like a daub of soot on the ceiling.L'Assommoir
All the money you earn goes to buy a blue coat, and daub it with lace.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
"His head's no'but a lump of puddin' and a daub o' pancake," thought Gubblum.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Word Origin for daub
late 14c. (Dauber as a surname is recorded from mid-13c.), from Old French dauber "to whitewash, plaster" (13c.), perhaps from Latin dealbare, from de- "thoroughly" + albare "to whiten," from albus "white" (see alb). Painting sense is from 1620s. Related: Daubed; daubing. As a noun, from mid-15c.