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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from DAB1

dabble

verb
     
dab‧ble
1 [intransitive] to do something or be involved in something in a way that is not very serious
dabble in/at/with
people who dabble in painting as a way of relaxing
2 [transitive] British English to move your hands, feet etc about in water
dabble something in something
children dabbling their feet in the sea

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