drabble

verb
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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