verb driv·el \ˈdri-vəl\

: to talk in a very foolish or silly way

driv·eled or driv·elleddriv·el·ing or driv·el·ling\-v(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of DRIVEL

intransitive verb
:  to let saliva dribble from the mouth :  slaver
:  to talk stupidly and carelessly
driv·el·er \-v(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of DRIVEL

  1. What is he driveling about now?
  2. <the panting dog driveled on my hand>

Origin of DRIVEL

Middle English, from Old English dreflian; perhaps akin to Old Norse draf malt dregs
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with DRIVEL



: foolish writing or speech

Full Definition of DRIVEL

archaic :  drool 1
:  nonsense

Examples of DRIVEL

  1. <that critic's reviews are nothing but self-important drivel>
  2. <my roommate talks in her sleep, but it's just drivel>

First Known Use of DRIVEL

14th century

Rhymes with DRIVEL


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