1

twaddle

play
noun twad·dle \ˈtwä-dəl\

Definition of twaddle

  1. 1a :  silly idle talk :  drivelb :  something insignificant or worthless :  nonsense <that idea is pure twaddle>

  2. 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>

Origin and Etymology of twaddle

probably alteration of English dialect twattle idle talk


First Known Use: 1782


2

twaddle

verb twad·dle

Definition of twaddle

twaddled

twaddling

play \ˈtwäd-liŋ, ˈtwä-dəl-iŋ\

twaddler

play \ˈtwäd-lər, ˈtwä-dəl-ər\ noun

1826

First Known Use of twaddle

1826


TWADDLE Defined for English Language Learners

1

twaddle

play
noun twad·dle \ˈtwä-dəl\

Definition of twaddle for English Language Learners

  • : foolish words or ideas



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up twaddle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ