intermeddle

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verb in·ter·med·dle \ˌin-tər-ˈme-dəl\

Definition of intermeddle

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to meddle impertinently and officiously and usually so as to interfere

intermeddler

play \ˌin-tər-ˈmed-lər, -ˈme-dəl-ər\ noun

Examples of intermeddle in a sentence

  1. she can no more refrain from intermeddling than she can from breathing

Origin and Etymology of intermeddle

Middle English entermedlen, from Anglo-French entremeller, entremedler, from entre- inter- + medler to mix — more at meddle


First Known Use: 15th century



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