D d


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dab]
    • /dæb/
    • /dæb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dab]
    • /dæb/

Definitions of dabs word

  • noun plural dabs fingerprints 3
  • verb with object dabs to pat or tap gently, as with something soft or moist: The child dabbed his eyes with the handkerchief. 1
  • verb with object dabs to apply (a substance) by light strokes: He dabbed the ointment on the rash. 1
  • verb with object dabs to strike, especially lightly, as with the hand. 1
  • verb with object dabs to consume (cannabis) by inhaling the vapor of heated cannabis extract oil. 1
  • verb with object dabs Masonry. to dress (stonework) with a pointed tool. 1

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Origin of dabs

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English dabben; compare Norwegian dabbe “to shuffle along, walk slowly,” German tappen “to feel along, grope”

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Dabs


dabs popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% 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".

dabs usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for dabs

noun dabs

  • drops — a small quantity of liquid that falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; a liquid globule.
  • taps — a cylindrical stick, long plug, or stopper for closing an opening through which liquid is drawn, as in a cask; spigot.

Antonyms for dabs

noun dabs

  • lots — a river in S France, flowing W to the Garonne. 300 miles (480 km) long.
  • masses — the celebration of the Eucharist. Compare High Mass, Low Mass.

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