dab hand

dab hand
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dab hand]
    • /dæb hænd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dab hand]
    • /dæb hænd/

Definitions of dab hand words

  • countable noun dab hand In British English, if you are a dab hand at something, you are very good at doing it. 3
  • noun dab hand a person who is particularly skilled at something; expert 3
  • noun dab hand an expert 3
  • noun dab hand Also called dab hand. a person skilled in something; an expert. 1
  • noun dab hand an excellent or extraordinary person or thing. 1
  • adjective dab hand expert; excellent; extraordinary. 1

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Origin of dab hand

First appearance:

before 1685
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1685-95; of uncertain origin

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Parts of speech for Dab hand


dab hand popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for dab hand

noun dab hand

  • ace — An ace is a playing card with a single symbol on it. In most card games, the ace of a particular suit has either the highest or the lowest value of the cards in that suit.
  • authority — The authorities are the people who have the power to make decisions and to make sure that laws are obeyed.
  • connoisseur — A connoisseur is someone who knows a lot about the arts, food, drink, or some other subject.
  • dab — DAB is the transmission of digital stereo over conventional radio channels. DAB is an abbreviation for 'digital audio broadcasting'.
  • master — botmaster

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