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drivel

play
verb driv·el \ˈdri-vəl\

Definition of drivel

driveled

or

drivelled

;

driveling

or

drivelling

play \-v(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to let saliva dribble from the mouth :  slaver

  3. 2 :  to talk stupidly and carelessly What is he driveling about now?

driveler

play \-v(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of drivel in a Sentence

  1. What is he driveling about now?

  2. the panting dog driveled on my hand

Origin and Etymology of drivel

Middle English, from Old English dreflian; perhaps akin to Old Norse draf malt dregs


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drivel

noun driv·el

Definition of drivel

  1. 1 archaic :  drool 1

  2. 2 :  nonsense Don't waste your time reading such drivel.

Examples of drivel in a Sentence

  1. that critic's reviews are nothing but self-important drivel

  2. my roommate talks in her sleep, but it's just drivel

Origin and Etymology of drivel

see 1drivel


DRIVEL Defined for English Language Learners

drivel

play
verb

Definition of drivel for English Language Learners

  • : to talk in a very foolish or silly way

drivel

noun

Definition of drivel for English Language Learners

  • : foolish writing or speech



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