intermeddle

verb in·ter·med·dle \ ˌin-tər-ˈme-dᵊl \

Definition of intermeddle

: 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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up intermeddle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a case containing an explosive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • spring-flowers
  • Which is a synonym of raillery?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!