dabbler

Definitions of dabbler
  1. noun
    an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
    synonyms: dilettante, sciolist
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    type of:
    amateur
    someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  2. noun
    any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
    synonyms: dabbling duck
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    Antonyms:
    diving duck
    any of various ducks of especially bays and estuaries that dive for their food
    type of:
    duck
    small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
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