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trattle

intransitive verb trat·tle \ ˈtratᵊl \

Definition of trattle

-ed/-ing/-s
Scottish

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Origin and Etymology of trattle

Middle English (Scots) tratlen


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trattle

noun \ " \

Definition of trattle

plural -s
dialectal, England
: a pellet or dropping of any of various animals (as sheep or rabbits) usually used in plural

Origin and Etymology of trattle

earlier tretle, probably alteration of obsolete English dialect treddle, from Middle English tredel, tyrdyl, from Old English tyrdel, diminutive of tord turd


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