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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English daubere, equivalent to daub +‎ -er.

NounEdit

dauber (plural daubers)

  1. One who, or that which, daubs; especially, a coarse, unskillful painter.
    • 1869, Louisa May Alcott, Good Wives
      I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a common-place dauber, so I don't intend to try any more.
  2. (copperplate printing) A pad or ball of rags, covered with canvas, for inking plates; a dabber.
  3. (archaic) A low and gross flatterer.
  4. The mud wasp; the mud dauber.

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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dauber

  1. (dated) to hit; to strike
  2. (by extension) to insult; to denigrate; to defame

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Old FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Origin obscure. Probably from a merger of Latin dealbāre (to whiten), Frankish *dubban (to hit, push), and Old Norse dubba (to dub, arm, equip, furnish).

VerbEdit

dauber

  1. to whiten; whitewash
  2. to provide with; to furnish with
  3. to hit; to strike
  4. to insult; to denigrate; to defame

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-b, *-bs, *-bt are modified to p, s, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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