Definition of daub noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɔːb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɔːb//
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  1. 1[uncountable] a mixture of clay, etc. that was used in the past for making walls walls made of wattle and daub
  2. 2[countable] a small amount of a substance such as paint that has been spread carelessly a daub of lipstick
  3. 3[countable] a badly painted picture
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French dauber, from Latin dealbare ‘whiten, whitewash’, based on albus ‘white’.
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