Dab vs. Dap

Dab vs. Dap — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Dab and Dap

Dabverb

To apply with short poking strokes

dabbed some paint on the worn spots.

Dapverb

To fish by letting a baited hook fall gently onto the water.

Dabverb

To cover lightly with a moist substance

dabbed the back of the fabric with glue.

Dapverb

To dip lightly or quickly into water, as a bird does.

Dabverb

To rub or pat (something) lightly

dabbed his eye with the corner of his sleeve.

Dapverb

To skip or bounce, especially over the surface of water.

Dabverb

To press (something) lightly against an object or surface

dabbed a napkin to her lips.

Dapverb

To greet by means of a dap.

Dabverb

To remove or brush away with light strokes

dabbed the tears from the child's eyes.

Dapnoun

An elaborate gesture of greeting developed by African American soldiers during the Vietnam War, usually consisting of a handshake and other maneuvers such as hand slaps and a fist bump.

Dabverb

To make light patting or stroking motions

dabbed at the wound with a piece of gauze.

Dapnoun

A fist bump.

Dabnoun

A small amount

a dab of jelly.

Dapnoun

(originally) Elaborate handshake, especially hooking thumbs.

Dabnoun

A quick light pat.

Dapnoun

A fistbump.

Dabnoun

Any of various flatfishes, especially the edible Limanda limanda of northeast Atlantic waters.

Dapverb

To greet with a dap.

Dabnoun

A dab hand.

Dabverb

(transitive) To press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing.

I dabbed my face with a towel.

Dabverb

(transitive) To apply a substance in this way.

He dabbed moisturizing liquid on his face.

Dabverb

To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.

Dabverb

(slang) To apply hash oil to a heated surface for the purpose of efficient combustion.

Dabverb

To perform the dab dance move, by moving both arms to one side of the body parallel with your head.

Dabnoun

A soft tap or blow; a blow or peck from a bird's beak; an aimed blow.

Dabnoun

(AAVE) A soft, playful box given in greeting or approval.

Dabnoun

A small amount, a blob of some soft or wet substance.

a dab of glue

Dabnoun

(slang) A small amount of hash oil.

Dabnoun

Fingerprint.

Dabnoun

(dance) A hip hop dance move in which the dancer simultaneously drops the head while raising an arm, briefly resting their face in the elbow, as if sneezing into their elbow.

Dabnoun

One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.

Dabnoun

A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limanda; a flounder.

Dabnoun

(US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus Citharichthys.

Dabadverb

With a dab, or sudden contact.

Dabadjective

Bad.

Dabnoun

a light touch or stroke

Dabnoun

a small quantity of something moist or soft;

a dab of painta splatter of mud

Dabverb

apply (usually a liquid) to a surface;

dab the wall with paint

Dabverb

hit lightly;

pat him on the shoulder