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drivel

verb driv·el \ ˈdri-vəl \

Definition of drivel

driveled or drivelled; driveling or drivelling play \-v(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
1 : to let saliva dribble from the mouth : slaver
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

drivel Synonyms


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drivel

noun

Definition of drivel

1 archaic : drool 1
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

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Origin and Etymology of drivel


DRIVEL Defined for English Language Learners

drivel

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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