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Definition of "daub" [daub]

  • To cover or smear with a soft adhesive substance such as plaster, grease, or mud. (verb-transitive)
  • To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes. (verb-transitive)
  • To apply with quick or crude strokes: daubed glue on the paper. (verb-transitive)
  • To apply paint or coloring with crude, unskillful strokes. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make crude or amateurish paintings. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "daub" in a sentence
  • "I'd what you call daub the seams of the sheetrock and paint some."
  • "Mark began to feel that he really had done something praiseworthy, and that the "daub" was not so despicable after all."
  • "I think it was shortly after this little adventure that I added another "daub" to my "gallery.""