Daub

Noun

  • A crude or amateurish painting.
  • A soft coating of mud, plaster, etc.
  • Excrement or clay used as a bonding material in construction (compare wattle and daub).

Verb

  • (transitive) To paint (a picture, etc.) in a coarse or unskilful manner.
  • To put on without taste; to deck gaudily.
  • (transitive) To apply something to (a surface) in hasty or crude strokes.
  • To flatter excessively or glossy.
  • (transitive) To apply (something) to a surface in hasty or crude strokes.

    "The artist just seemed to daub on paint at random and suddenly there was a painting."

  • To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal.

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