dabbler
noun Date: 1611 one that dabbles: as a. one not deeply engaged in or concerned with something b. a duck (as a mallard or shoveler) that feeds by dabbling — called also dabbling duck, puddle duck, river duck Synonyms: see amateur

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  • Dabbler — Dab bler (d[a^]b bl[ e]r), n. 1. One who dabbles. [1913 Webster] 2. One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial meddler. our dabblers in politics. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dabbler — tyro, *amateur, dilettante Contrasted words: adept, *expert, wizard, artist …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dabbler — [n] amateur abecedarian, beginner, dilettante, loafer, nonprofessional, novice, potterer, pretender, smatterer, tinkerer, trifler, tyro, uninitiate; concepts 348,366 Ant. professional …   New thesaurus

  • Dabbler — Art Dabbler (previously, Dabbler) Developer(s) Fractal Design Corporation, MetaCreations, Corel Corporation Stable release Corel Art Dabbler 2 Operating system Mac OS, Microsoft Windows …   Wikipedia

  • dabbler — noun one who dabbles Marissa was just a dabbler when it came to writing; she blogged a little, but had never submitted any work to a serious publication. Syn: amateur, dilettante Ant: lifestyler …   Wiktionary

  • dabbler — noun I m no expert astronomer, just a dabbler Syn: amateur, dilettante, layman, layperson; trifler, nonprofessional, nonspecialist Ant: professional …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • dabbler — dabble ► VERB 1) move (one s hands or feet) around gently in water. 2) take part in an activity in a casual way. DERIVATIVES dabbler noun. ORIGIN from obsolete Dutch dabbelen or from DAB(Cf. ↑dab) …   English terms dictionary

  • dabbler — dab·bler (dăbʹlər) n. One who engages in an activity superficially or without serious intent. See Synonyms at amateur. * * * …   Universalium

  • dabbler — Synonyms and related words: Sunday painter, abecedarian, amateur, coquet, criticaster, dabster, dallier, dilettante, dunce, flirt, fool, fribble, grammaticaster, greenhorn, greeny, half scholar, ignoramus, illiterate, illiterati, know nothing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dabbler — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dilettante, amateur, tinkerer, novice; see amateur , trifler . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. amateur, hobbyist, tinkerer, dilettante, novice, putterer, layman, nonprofessional. ANT.: master, expert, professional III… …   English dictionary for students

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