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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dab-er]
    • /ˈdæb ər/
    • /ˈdæbə /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dab-er]
    • /ˈdæb ər/

Definitions of dabber word

  • noun dabber a pad used by printers for applying ink by hand 4
  • noun dabber a felt-tip pen with a very broad writing point, used especially by bingo players to cancel numbers on their cards 3
  • noun dabber A rounded pad used in printing to apply ink to a surface. 2
  • noun dabber a person or thing that dabs. 1
  • noun dabber a cushionlike article used for applying ink, as by printers and engravers. 1
  • noun dabber a thing or person that dabs. 0

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Origin of dabber

First appearance:

before 1780
One of the 45% newest English words
First recorded in 1780-90; dab1 + -er1

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Parts of speech for Dabber


dabber popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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