drab·​ble | \ ˈdrabəl \
drabbled; drabbled; drabbling\ -​b(ə)liŋ \; drabbles

Definition of drabble

transitive verb

: to wet and befoul by draggling : draggle drabble a gown or cloak

intransitive verb

1 : to be or become wet and muddy : dabble in or go through wet or miry places
2 : to fish with a rod and a long line that is drawn along through the water drabble for barbels

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History and Etymology for drabble

Middle English drabelen

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“Drabble.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drabble. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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