Meddlesome Mattie

noun Meddlesome Mat·tie \-ˈmatē\

Definition of Meddlesome Mattie



  1. :  busybody, meddler when men insist that morality is more than that, they are quickly denounced, in general correctly, as Meddlesome Matties — Walter Lippmann

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Origin and Etymology of meddlesome mattie

after Meddlesome Matty, subject of a poem of the same name by Ann Taylor †1866 American writer

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to criticize severely

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