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drivel

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

drivel (uncountable)

  1. senseless talk; nonsense
  2. saliva, drool
  3. (obsolete) A fool; an idiot.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Philip Sidney to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) A servant; a drudge.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Huloet to this entry?)

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

drivel (third-person singular simple present drivels, present participle driveling or drivelling, simple past and past participle driveled or drivelled)

  1. To have saliva drip from the mouth; to drool.
  2. To talk nonsense; to talk senselessly.
  3. To be weak or foolish; to dote.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

TranslationsEdit

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SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

drivel in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913