from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An expert, one who is master of their profession.
- n. A handy person.
- n. A dabbler or bungler.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who is skilled; a master of his business; a proficient; an adept.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is skilled; one who is expert; a master of his business; a dab.
- n. A dabbler; a bungler.
The best kind of a "dabster" is made from a mole's skin.
Can a more triumphant imbecile, a more abject dabster, a more stercoraceous bourgeois be found!
That Purdy, of all people, should prove a dabster in the share-market! — exchange to such good purpose bar-parlour for “Corner.”
Maybe Joyce can tempt you with a mixture she's a dabster at.
"He certainly was a dabster at it," chimed in Jimmy.
"I'm no dabster myself at writing and I can sympathize with you."
"I'll admit you're a dabster, Evelyn, dear," she cried, "but you will have to get up early in the morning to get the best of your little friend."
The knuckle dabster is a small piece of cloth or leather that boys use to rest the hand on when in the act of shooting.
"Wal, they say one has to creep a-fore they walk, so I spose I can't be a dabster at the bisness yet -- but jist look at them folks."
He became a dabster at tucking paper napkins into his neat little waistcoat without tearing them.