Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word dab. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in dab.
Definitions and meaning of dab
From Middle Englishdabben(“to strike”), perhaps ultimately imitative. Comparable with Middle Dutchdabben(“to pinch, knead, fumble, dabble”) (Dutchdabben(“(of a horse) to stamp with the forelegs”)), Dutchdeppen(“to dab”), possibly Germantappen(“to fumble, grope”).
The noun is from Middle Englishdabbe(“a strike, blow”), from the verb. Related to tap. Compare also drub, dub.
African-American sense of “playful box” perhaps influenced by dap(“fistbump”).
dab (third-person singular simple presentdabs, present participledabbing, simple past and past participledabbed)
(transitive) To press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing.
(transitive) To apply a substance in this way.
To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.
1532-1533, Thomas More, The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer
to dabbe him in the necke
(slang) To apply hash oil to a heated surface for the purpose of efficient combustion.
(dance, intransitive) To perform the dab dance move, by moving both arms to one side of the body parallel with your head.
2019, Stormzy, Vossi Bop
Look, my brothas don't dab, we just vossi bop
A soft tap or blow; a blow or peck from a bird's beak; an aimed blow.
(African-American Vernacular) A soft, playful box given in greeting or approval.
Coordinate terms:dap, fist bump, high five
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.
(slang) A small amount of hash oil.
(chiefly in the plural, dated, Britain) Fingerprint.
(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.
dab (not comparable)
With a dab, or sudden contact.
Perhaps corrupted from adept.
One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.
Synonyms:see Thesaurus:skilled person
c. 1759-1770?, Oliver Goldsmith, Essay
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.
Late Middle Englishdabbe, of unknown origin; perhaps related to sense 1(“to press against lightly”) as in "a soft mass dabbed down."
A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limanda; a flounder.
(US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus Citharichthys.
From Arabicذاب (ḏāb). The expected form would be dieb, which exists dialectally. The imala was irregularly inverted as in some other verbs with -u- in the imperfect.
(intransitive) to melt (become liquid, especially through warmth)
(evil) spirit, considered responsible for epileptic attacks among other things
qaug dab peg
Ernest E. Heimbach, White Hmong - English Dictionary (1979, SEAP Publications)
From Middle Englishdabben.
Jacob Poole, William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, 1867, →ISBN