Daub meaning

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To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes.
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To daub a sticky material.
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The act or a stroke of daubing.
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Matter daubed on.
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A crude, amateurish painting or picture.
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To cover or smear with sticky, soft matter, such as plaster or grease.
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To smear (plaster, grease, etc.) on.
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To paint coarsely or unskillfully.
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Anything daubed on.
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A daubing stroke or splash.
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A poorly painted picture.
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To cover or smear with a soft adhesive substance such as plaster, grease, or mud.
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To apply with quick or crude strokes.

Daubed glue on the paper.

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To apply paint or coloring with crude, unskillful strokes.
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To make crude or amateurish paintings.
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A soft adhesive coating material such as plaster, grease, or mud.
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The definition of a daub is something covered in stickiness or greasiness.

An example of a daub is a spot on the ground where oil spilled.

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Daub is defined as covering or smearing with paint or something sticky or grease.

An example of daub is to wipe butter all over a pan.

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Excrement or clay used as a bonding material in construction (compare wattle and daub).
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A soft coating of mud, plaster, etc.
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To apply (something) to a surface in hasty or crude strokes.

The artist just seemed to daub on paint at random and suddenly there was a painting.

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To apply something to (a surface) in hasty or crude strokes.
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To paint (a picture, etc.) in a coarse or unskilful manner.
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To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal.
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To flatter excessively or glossy.
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To put on without taste; to deck gaudily.
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Origin of daub

  • Middle English dauben from Old French dauber from Latin dēalbāre to whitewash dē- intensive pref. de– albus white albho- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French dauber (“whitewash”)

    From Wiktionary