What's the difference between
Enter two words to compare and contrast their definitions, origins, and synonyms to better understand how those words are related.

Dubbed vs Dubber - What's the difference?

dubbed | dubber |

As a verb dubbed

is (dub).

As a noun dubber is

one who dubs, or gives a name.




  • (dub)

  • dub


    Etymology 1

    From a Late (etyl) (11th century) word "equip with arms; adorn" (also 11th century, Modern French ''adouber''), of uncertain origin, but possibly from a Frankish *(term), cognate with Icelandic dubba (''dubba til riddara ). Compare also drub for an English reflex of the Germanic word. The modern sense of "to name" is from the 1590s.


  • (lb) To confer knighthood; the conclusion of the ceremony was marked by a tap on the shoulder with the sword.
  • (lb) To name, to entitle, to call.
  • *
  • *:As a matter of fact its narrow ornate façade presented not a single quiet space that the eyes might rest on after a tiring attempt to follow and codify the arabesques, foliations, and intricate vermiculations of what some disrespectfully dubbed as “near-aissance.”
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=70, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Engineers of a different kind , passage=Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. Piling debt onto companies’ balance-sheets is only a small part of what leveraged buy-outs are about, they insist. Improving the workings of the businesses they take over is just as core to their calling, if not more so. Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster.}}
  • (lb) To deem.
  • *(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • *:A man of wealth is dubbed a man of worth.
  • To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn.
  • *Morte d'Arthure
  • *:His diadem was dropped down / Dubbed with stones.
  • (lb) To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab.
  • #To dress with an adze.
  • #:
  • #To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap.
  • #:(Halliwell)
  • #To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of currying it.
  • #:(Tomlinson)
  • #To dress a fishing fly.
  • #:(Halliwell)
  • To prepare (a gamecock) for fighting, by trimming the hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles.
  • Etymology 2

    From a shortening of the word (double).


  • To make a copy from an original or master audio tape.
  • To copy the audio track onto a film.
  • To replace the original soundtrack of a film with a synchronized translation
  • To mix audio tracks to produce a new sound; to remix.
  • Derived terms
    * overdub


  • (music) A mostly instrumental remix with all or part of the vocals removed.
  • (music) A style of reggae music involving mixing of different audio tracks.
  • (music) A growing trend of music from 2009 to current in which bass distortion is synced off timing to electronic dance music.
  • (slang) A piece of graffiti in metallic colour with a thick black outline.
  • * 2001 , Nancy Macdonald, The Graffiti Subculture (page 84)
  • we climbed up the scaffolding and did these gold little dubs and you couldn't see them.
  • * 2011 , Justin Rollins, The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti (page 34)
  • The year 1998 was alive with graffiti and trains pulling up with dubs on their sides.
    Derived terms
    * dub ska * overdub * dubstep

    Etymology 3

    Compare Irish .


    (en noun)
  • (UK, dialect) A pool or puddle.
  • (Halliwell)

    Etymology 4

    From shortening of double .


    (en noun)
  • (slang) A twenty dollar sack of marijuana.
  • (slang) A wheel rim measuring 20 inches or more.
  • Etymology 5


    (en noun)
  • (rare) A blow.
  • (Hudibras)


  • To make a noise by brisk drumbeats.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Now the drum dubs .


    * * ----




    (en noun)
  • One who dubs, or gives a name.
  • * 2002 , Peter R. Coss, Maurice Hugh Keen, Heraldry, Pageantry, and Social Display in Medieval England (page 199)
  • thus to knight someone lacking in virtue dishonoured the dubber .
  • A person who records or adds a dubbed soundtrack to a film
  • A globular vessel or bottle of leather, used in India to hold ghee, oil, etc.
  • Anagrams