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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Dabbler \Dab"bler\ (d[a^]b"bl[~e]r), n.
     1. One who dabbles.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial
        meddler. "our dabblers in politics." --Swift.

        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: an amateur who engages in an activity without serious
            intentions and who pretends to have knowledge [syn: {dilettante},
       2: any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending
          and dabbling [syn: {dabbling duck}] [ant: {diving duck}]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "dabbler":
     Sunday painter, abecedarian, amateur, coquet, criticaster, dabster,
     dallier, dilettante, dunce, flirt, fool, fribble, grammaticaster,
     greenhorn, greeny, half scholar, ignoramus, illiterate, illiterati,
     know-nothing, lowbrow, middlebrow, no scholar, nonprofessional,
     philologaster, philosophaster, piddler, potterer, puddinghead,
     putterer, sciolist, smatterer, tenderfoot, trifler, tyro,

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