The definition of a dab is a quick touch or pat.(noun)
An example of a dab is a drop of red paint.
Dab is defined as lightly touching, or adding a bit of moisture.(verb)
An example of dab is to gently dip the end of a paper towel into water.
See dab in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME dabben, to strike, akin to MDu dabben & Norw dabba < ? IE base *dhabh-, to strike
Origin: ME dabbe < ?
See dab in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb dabbed dabbed, dab·bing, dabs verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English dabben, to strike.
Origin: Middle English dabbe.
Origin: Origin unknown.
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