trattle

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intransitive verb

trat·​tle
ˈtratᵊl
-ed/-ing/-s
Scottish

trattle

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noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 29 Feb. 2024.

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