verb med·dle \ˈme-dəl\

: to become involved in the activities and concerns of other people when your involvement is not wanted

: to change or handle something in a way that is unwanted or harmful

med·dledmed·dling \ˈmed-liŋ, ˈme-dəl-iŋ\

Full Definition of MEDDLE

intransitive verb
:  to interest oneself in what is not one's concern :  interfere without right or propriety
med·dler \ˈmed-lər, ˈme-dəl-ər\ noun

Examples of MEDDLE

  1. <please stop meddling in your sister's marriage, even though you mean well>

Origin of MEDDLE

Middle English medlen, from Anglo-French mesler, medler, from Vulgar Latin *misculare, from Latin miscēre to mix — more at mix
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with MEDDLE


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