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v. daubed, daub·ing, daubs
1. To cover or smear with a soft adhesive substance such as plaster, grease, or mud.
2. To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes.
3. To apply with quick or crude strokes: daubed glue on the paper.
1. To apply paint or coloring with crude, unskillful strokes.
2. To make crude or amateurish paintings.
3. To daub a sticky material.
1. The act or a stroke of daubing.
2. A soft adhesive coating material such as plaster, grease, or mud.
3. Matter daubed on.
4. A crude, amateurish painting or picture.

[Middle English dauben, from Old French dauber, from Latin dēalbāre, to whitewash : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

daub′er n.
daub′er·y (dô′bə-rē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dauber - an unskilled painter
painter - an artist who paints


[ˈdɔːbəʳ] daubster [ˈdɔːbstəʳ] Npintor(a) m/f de brocha gorda, mal(a) pintor(a) m/f


n (pej)Kleckser(in) m(f)
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I won't be a common-place dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.
And what may a mechanic get -- carpenter, dauber, mason, painter, blacksmith, wheelwright, and the like?
Yes, it is so, my beloved, and you may believe an old man who has had many years of experience, and knows both the world and mankind, rather than a set of scribblers and daubers.
But the effort has been controversial and has even led to rape threats targeting Dauber.
Forgoing a chronological approach that would relegate consideration of contemporary Jewish comedy to the concluding chapters, Dauber instead organizes his book around seven themes.
Charles Dauber, President and CEO, AETI, said, "We are very pleased to have been selected to provide power delivery systems to facilitate operations at this new LNG plant This project exemplifies our mission of Empowering EnergyTM and we are encouraged that we have received repeat orders from our EPC customers for their critical projects.
Coatham's shooter Sue Dauber was spot on, but as the game went on, they started to make mistakes in the centre court, which allowed Grangetown to make some turnovers and convert goals to take an 11-6 lead by the end of the first quarter.
4 To get a good, textured finish, dip a sponge dauber into some Modge Podge and dab all over the vase quite vigorously.
Here's Dauber describing the funeral procession following Aleichem's death in his Lower East Side apartment on May 13, 1916:
Apply moisture with a dauber directly to the area, using a small bead of water along the stitching line (2).
Against the porch lamp, a dauber molds its mud nest.
We are very pleased to have been selected to provide power delivery systems to enable these new LNG projects," said Charles Dauber, President and CEO, AETI.