daubing


daubing

verb (used with object)

  1. to cover or coat with soft, adhesive matter, as plaster or mud: to daub a canvas with paint; to daub stone walls with mud.
  2. to spread (plaster, mud, etc.) on or over something: to daub plaster on a brick wall.
  3. to smear, soil, or defile.
  4. to apply, as paint or colors, unskillfully.

verb (used without object)

  1. to daub something.
  2. to paint unskillfully.

noun

  1. material, especially of an inferior kind, for daubing walls.
  2. something daubed on.
  3. an act of daubing.
  4. a crude, inartistic painting.

verb

  1. (tr) to smear or spread (paint, mud, etc), esp carelessly
  2. (tr) to cover or coat (with paint, plaster, etc) carelessly
  3. to paint (a picture) clumsily or badly

noun

  1. an unskilful or crude painting
  2. something daubed on, esp as a wall coveringSee also wattle and daub
  3. a smear (of paint, mud, etc)
  4. the act of daubing
v.

late 14c. (Dauber as a surname is recorded from mid-13c.), from Old French dauber “to whitewash, plaster” (13c.), perhaps from Latin dealbare, from de- “thoroughly” + albare “to whiten,” from albus “white” (see alb). Painting sense is from 1620s. Related: Daubed; daubing. As a noun, from mid-15c.

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