dab

Part of speech: verb

To strike softly; pat.

Part of speech: noun

Dabber.

Part of speech: noun

A gentle blow; pat.

Part of speech: noun

A small lump of soft substance, as butter.

Part of speech: noun

A skilful person; adept. Dabster.

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Usage examples "dab":

  1. His white mustache and little dab of pointed beard seemed whiter against the darkness of passion which mounted to his scowling eyes. - "The Rustler of Wind River", G. W. Ogden.
  2. He was a smooth one to talk, and was a dab at the ways of gentlefolks. - "Great Expectations", Charles Dickens.
  3. Mr. Longdon thought a moment, giving a dab with his pocket- handkerchief. - "The Awkward Age", Henry James.