trat·​tle | \ ˈtratᵊl \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of trattle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Scottish

trattle

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of trattle (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for trattle

Intransitive verb

Middle English (Scots) tratlen

Noun

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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“Trattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trattle. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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