dot·​tle ˈdä-tᵊl How to pronounce dottle (audio)
: unburned and partially burned tobacco in the bowl of a pipe

Word History


Middle English dottel plug, from Middle English *dot

First Known Use

circa 1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dottle was circa 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Dottle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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