The passage which begins αἰ αἰ ταὶ μαλάχαι every dabbler in Greek literature knows by heart.
The Irish archbishop, compared to him, appears a dabbler in Romanism.
It is among the possibilities that you, a dilettante, a dabbler, may solve the secret of all the ages past and to come.
He was an encourager of learning and the arts, and a dabbler in science.
He was a dabbler in light verse, and had been elected to the college funny paper.
The Controller who bred me was only a dabbler in such things.
Ling′uist, one skilled in tongues or languages; Ling′uister, a dabbler in philology.
There is some odor about a dabbler that makes him especially offensive to all clean high-class men and women.
It is yellowed now, and poor always; for I am but a dabbler at such things.
Who would believe That a poet, dabbler in every sort of folly, May turn discreet when mysterious love beckons?
dabble 1550s, frequentative of dab. Original meaning was "wet by splashing;" modern fig. sense first recorded 1625.