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twaddle

noun twad·dle \ ˈtwä-dᵊl \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of twaddle

1 a : silly idle talk : drivel
b : something insignificant or worthless : nonsense
  • that idea is pure twaddle
2 : one that twaddles : twaddler

Examples of twaddle in a Sentence

  1. We don't believe that twaddle anymore.

  2. the novel's elaborate theory detailing a supposed 2,000-year-old conspiracy is mostly tiresome twaddle

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Origin and Etymology of twaddle

probably alteration of English dialect twattle idle talk


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twaddle

verb

Definition of twaddle

twaddled; twaddling play \ˈtwäd-liŋ, ˈtwä-dᵊl-iŋ\

twaddler

play \ˈtwäd-lər, ˈtwä-dᵊl-ər\ noun

First Known Use of twaddle

1826

in the meaning defined above

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TWADDLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of twaddle for English Language Learners

  • : foolish words or ideas



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