dabbler dabbler

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
  2. (n) any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling

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Usage(s):

  1. Some of the Wall Street analysts who follow the firm dismissed him as a half-informed dabbler.
  2. Himself a dabbler in real estate, Shakespeare was fascinated with property jargon.
  3. The man was also a war profiteer, a dabbler in black markets and a smuggler, whose wheelings and dealings have three nations squabbling more than a century after his death.

News

  1. 12 Mistakes Start-Ups Make the First Year

    From going out too much to having too many founders, here's what you've been doing wrong. When you write and read about start-ups all day long, you see founders make a lot of mistakes. As an observer of and dabbler in start-ups, I've kept track of all the things I'd try to avoid as an entrepreneur. Here are the most common mistakes early stage start-ups and new founders make: 1. Getting press ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

  2. 12 Common Mistakes Startups Make In Their First Year

    When you write and read about startups all day long, you see founders make a lot of mistakes. As an observer of and dabbler in startups, I've kept track of all the things I'd try to avoid as an entrepreneur.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Mike Cote's Business Editor's Notebook Start-up keeps online local

    It took a little while, but Allison Grappone has made the transition from weekend dabbler to full-fledged entrepreneur with the launch of Nearby Registry, an online shopping site that supports local merchants.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

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