Dai vs Dab - What's the difference?

dai | dab |

As an adverb dai

is .

As a noun dab is

baptism (christian sacrament with water).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • * 1997 , (Kiran Nagarkar), Cuckold , HarperCollins 2013, p. 72:
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    (wikipedia dab)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


  • To press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing.
  • I dabbed my face with a towel.
  • * S. Sharp
  • A sore should only by dabbing it over with fine lint.
  • To apply a substance in this way.
  • He dabbed moisturizing liquid on his face.
  • To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.
  • * Sir T. More
  • to dab him in the neck
  • To apply
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A soft tap or blow; a blow or peck from a bird's beak; an aimed blow.
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  • (AAVE) A soft, playful given in greeting or approval.
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  • page 197: I step closer to Profit and draw in a deep, steadying breath while the brothers exchange dabs . “What's up, fam? I see you finally made it.”
  • A small amount, a blob of some soft or wet substance.
  • (chiefly, in the plural, dated, British) Fingerprint.
  • A small amount of .
  • Coordinate terms
    * fistbump, high five


  • With a dab, or sudden contact.
  • Etymology 2

    Perhaps corrupted from adept.


    (en noun)
  • One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.
  • * Goldsmith
  • One excels at a plan or the title page, another works away at the body of the book, and the third is a dab at an index.
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * dab hand

    Etymology 3

    Origin unknown.


    (en noun)
  • A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially ? a flounder.
  • (US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus .
  • References

    * Oxford English Dictionary (1989)


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