[ UK /dˈæblɐ/ ]
  1. any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
  2. an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
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How To Use dabbler In A Sentence

  • Our two most common ducks, Mallard and American Black Duck, are dabblers, as are teals (like the Green-winged Teal we saw on New Year's Day) and wigeons.
  • I'm a dilettante, a dabbler, and it was easy for many years to let that keep me on the sidelines.
  • Despite his bravura, Che's father, like many dabblers, never found real success, and the Guevaras weren't wealthy, whatever their pedigree.
  • It is worth noting that most young criminals are dabblers and not persistent offenders.
  • Although Ms. Amato, 28, was a "dabbler" cook, her husband's idea of a fine meal was a fried bologna sandwich, she says. Cutting Costs at Culinary School
  • I am a retired engineer and occasional dabbler in inventions.
  • From the best authorities, it appears that the Hebrew word, which has been rendered _venefica_ and _witch_, means a poisoner and divineress, a dabbler in spells, or fortune-teller. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
  • Dabblers like the mallard seem to demand that the spiral moves clockwise from the eye over the full round forehead.
  • The golf course has been done up to resume its rivalry of Gleneagles and Turnberry; and, for the dabbler, there's a nine-hole putting green on the lawn, next to the croquet and boules.
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