verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of daub
Examples from the Web for daubed
The same cottage, now daubed with graffiti calling Savile “a beast,” has been the focus of police investigations.Jimmy Savile Sex-Abuse Scandal Taints Entire Era in Britain|Peter Jukes|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Slogans reading “Death to Christians” and other offensive graffiti were daubed on its walls.Vatican Official Blasts Extremists in Israel After Monastery Attack|The Telegraph|September 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They daubed it with mud that seemed to refresh itself from a pool that was hollowed in the floor.In the Heart of a Fool|William Allen White
His clear, delicate colours were put upon a canvas first daubed with oil, and he never cleaned his palette.Pictures Every Child Should Know|Dolores Bacon
It was a little one room log cabin, chinked and daubed, and you couldn't stir us with a stick.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma|Various
To waste a little more time, she entered to say a prayer under the old cramped porch, worn away and daubed over with whitewash.An Iceland Fisherman|Pierre Loti
Then they daubed my face and hands with a sweet-smelling ointment, which in a few minutes removed all the smart of the arrows.
British Dictionary definitions for daubed
Word Origin for daub
Word Origin and History for daubed
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.