Meddlesome Mattie


Meddlesome Mat·​tie
plural -s
: busybody, meddler
when men insist that morality is more than that, they are quickly denounced, in general correctly, as Meddlesome MattiesWalter Lippmann

Word History


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 18 May. 2024.

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