Meddlesome Mattie

Meddlesome Mat·​tie | \ -ˈmatē \
plural -s

Definition of Meddlesome Mattie

: 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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History and Etymology for Meddlesome Mattie

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

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“Meddlesome Mattie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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