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RU a dabster

 
 
Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 12:00 pm

Somebody oughta compile a dictionary

dabster

PRONUNCIATION:
(DAB-stuhr)

MEANING:
noun:
1. An expert.
2. A bungler.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 12:04 pm
@dalehileman,
Yea, both at the same time.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 01:10 pm
It's in lots of dictionaries, some with apparently contradictory alternative meanings:

Merriam-Webster:
Quote:
chiefly dialectal : one that is especially skilled : expert. 2 [probably influenced in meaning by dabble] : a dabbler at anything : an unskilled hand.


Dictionary.com:
Quote:
1.
Slang. an expert.
2.
Informal. a person who works in a superficial or clumsy manner; dabbler.


YourDictionary.com:
Quote:
An expert; one who is master of their profession.
A handy person.
A dabbler or bungler.


Collins Dictionary:
Quote:
US informal an incompetent or amateurish worker; bungler

dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 01:59 pm
@contrex,
Thanks Con but I meant one devoted exclusively to them having two opposite meanings

Yes I do guess there must be; and yes too lazy for Google

No excuse Con
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 05:12 pm
@dalehileman,
depthless

PRONUNCIATION:
(DEPTH-les)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Immeasurably deep.
2. Shallow; superficial.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 05:23 pm
Okay, now I know about dabsters. What is an RU?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 05:30 pm
@roger,
Are you.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 05:38 pm
@cicerone imposter,
OIC
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nacredambition
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 10:47 pm
@dalehileman,
RU a dabster?

Quote:
Thanks Con but I meant one devoted exclusively to them having two opposite meanings


I'm too busy grailing for more than two opposite meanings to be a dabbling, dvandva, dabster doyen.

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/75-contronyms-words-with-contradictory-meanings/
roger
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 11:17 pm
@nacredambition,
Their list left out 'moot'.
nacredambition
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2016 11:31 pm
@roger,
Your point?

Finally, a third opposite, thank you roger.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2016 12:06 am
@nacredambition,
Just helping fill out what I thought was an interest of yours.
nacredambition
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2016 12:32 am
@roger,
Your points were excellently moot because:


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