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Meaning & Definition of Dab in English

English

Dab

/dæb/

noun

1. A light touch or stroke

    synonym:
  • tap
  • ,
  • pat
  • ,
  • dab

2. A small quantity of something moist or liquid

  • "A dab of paint"
  • "A splatter of mud"
  • "Just a splash of whiskey"
    synonym:
  • dab
  • ,
  • splash
  • ,
  • splatter

verb

1. Apply (usually a liquid) to a surface

  • "Dab the wall with paint"
    synonym:
  • dab
  • ,
  • swab
  • ,
  • swob

2. Hit lightly

  • "Pat him on the shoulder"
    synonym:
  • dab
  • ,
  • pat