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Meaning of DABBLER

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
  2. [n]  an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

DABBLER is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dabbling duck, dilettante, sciolist
 Antonyms: diving duck
 See Also: amateur, duck



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dab"bler\, n.
1. One who dabbles.

2. One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial
   meddler. ``our dabblers in politics.'' --Swift.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abecedarian, amateur, coquet, criticaster, dabster, dallier, dilettante, dunce, flirt, fool, fribble, grammaticaster, greenhorn, greeny, half scholar, ignoramus, illiterate, illiterati, know-nothing, lowbrow, middlebrow, no scholar, nonprofessional, philologaster, philosophaster, piddler, potterer, puddinghead, putterer, sciolist, smatterer, Sunday painter, tenderfoot, trifler, tyro, unintelligentsia