Associations to the word «Dabble»

Wiktionary

DABBLE, verb. (transitive) To partially wet (something) by splashing or dipping; connotes playfulness.
DABBLE, verb. (intransitive) To participate or have an interest in an activity, but in a casual or superficial way.

Dictionary definition

DABBLE, verb. Dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid.
DABBLE, verb. Play in or as if in water, as of small children.
DABBLE, verb. Work with in an amateurish manner; "She dabbles in astronomy"; "He plays around with investments but he never makes any money".
DABBLE, verb. Bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water; "dabbling ducks".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats