pettle

verb pet·tle \ˈpetəl\

Definition of pettle

  1. transitive verb
  2. chiefly Scottish :  fondle caress

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 chiefly Scottish :  nestle cuddle

  5. 2 chiefly Scottish :  trifle potter

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Origin and Etymology of pettle

3pet + -le


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