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3 definitions found
 for dabbler
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dabbler \Dab"bler\ (d[a^]b"bl[~e]r), n.
     1. One who dabbles.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial
        meddler. "our dabblers in politics." --Swift.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dabbler
      n 1: an amateur who engages in an activity without serious
           intentions and who pretends to have knowledge [syn:
           dabbler, dilettante, sciolist]
      2: any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and
         dabbling [syn: dabbling duck, dabbler] [ant: diving
         duck]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "dabbler":
     Sunday painter, abecedarian, amateur, coquet, criticaster, dabster,
     dallier, dilettante, dunce, flirt, fool, fribble, grammaticaster,
     greenhorn, greeny, half scholar, ignoramus, illiterate, illiterati,
     know-nothing, lowbrow, middlebrow, no scholar, nonprofessional,
     philologaster, philosophaster, piddler, potterer, puddinghead,
     putterer, sciolist, smatterer, tenderfoot, trifler, tyro,
     unintelligentsia
  
  

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