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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dab-ing]
    • /ˈdæb ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dab-ing]
    • /ˈdæb ɪŋ/

Definitions of dabbing word

  • noun dabbing a quick or light blow; a pat, as with the hand or something soft. 1
  • noun dabbing a small moist lump or mass: a dab of butter. 1
  • noun dabbing a small quantity: a dab of powder. 1
  • noun dabbing a dose of cannabis extract oil. 1
  • noun dabbing a dance move that involves posing with one’s nose in the crook of a bent elbow at chest level while extending the other arm to the side at or above shoulder level, often performed as a celebratory posture in sports or other competitions. 1
  • verb with object dabbing to pat or tap gently, as with something soft or moist: The child dabbed his eyes with the handkerchief. 1

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Origin of dabbing

First appearance:

before 2000
One of the 1% newest English words
2000-05; dab1 (in the sense “to consume cannabis by inhaling heated extract oil”for def 1; in the sense “a dance step” for def 2) + -ing1

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Parts of speech for Dabbing


dabbing popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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