[syn: dabbling duck, dabbler]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dabbler \Dab"bler\ (d[a^]b"bl[~e]r), n.
1. One who dabbles.
2. One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial
meddler. "our dabblers in politics." --Swift.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an amateur who engages in an activity without serious
intentions and who pretends to have knowledge [syn:
dabbler, dilettante, sciolist]
2: any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and
dabbling [syn: dabbling duck, dabbler] [ant: diving
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "dabbler":
Sunday painter, abecedarian, amateur, coquet, criticaster, dabster,
dallier, dilettante, dunce, flirt, fool, fribble, grammaticaster,
greenhorn, greeny, half scholar, ignoramus, illiterate, illiterati,
know-nothing, lowbrow, middlebrow, no scholar, nonprofessional,
philologaster, philosophaster, piddler, potterer, puddinghead,
putterer, sciolist, smatterer, tenderfoot, trifler, tyro,