DAB, dab, dabs, or dabbing may refer to:

Brands and enterprises

  • Da Afghanistan Bank, the central bank of Afghanistan
  •, a defunct British e-commerce retailer
  • Danish Automobile Building, a former Danish bus manufacturer
  • Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, a former foreign bank in China
  • Dortmunder Actien Brauerei, a German brewery


  • Dictionary of American Biography, published under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies
  • Dictionary of Australian Biography, published since 1949


  • Dab, Pakistan, a village in Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dąb, a district of Katowice in southern Poland
  • Dąb, Greater Poland Voivodeship, a village in west-central Poland
  • Dąb, Lubusz Voivodeship, a village in west Poland
  • Dąb, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, a village in northern Poland


  • Dansk Almennyttigt Boligselskab, a Danish non-profit housing association
  • Defense Acquisition Board, a United States Department of Defense purchasing oversight board
  • Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, a political party in Hong Kong

    Science and technology

  • Common dab, a fish
  • 3,3'-Diaminobenzidine or diaminobenzidine, commonly used in immunohistochemical staining
  • Digital Audio Broadcasting, or DAB, a digital radio transmission standard
  • 4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene (methyl yellow), a pH indicator
  • Dabbing, a method of making metal casts from a wooden block, related to stereotyping

    Other uses

  • Dab (dance), a dance move
  • Dabbing (motorcycling)
  • Hash oil or dab
  • Daytona Beach International Airport's IATA airport code
  • Directional asking bid, a contract bridge term