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drool

[drool] /drul/
verb (used without object)
1.
to water at the mouth, as in anticipation of food; salivate; drivel.
2.
to show excessive pleasure or anticipation of pleasure.
3.
to talk foolishly.
noun
4.
saliva running down from one's mouth; drivel.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; variant of driule, itself variant of drivel
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British Dictionary definitions for drools

drool

/druːl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by over. to show excessive enthusiasm (for) or pleasure (in); gloat (over)
verb, noun
2.
another word for drivel (sense 1), drivel (sense 2), drivel (sense 4)
Word Origin
C19: probably alteration of drivel
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Word Origin and History for drools
drool
1802, apparently dial. variant or contraction of drivel. Related: Drooled; drooling.
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Slang definitions & phrases for drools

drool

noun
  1. : It gives me sharp and shooting pains, to listen to such drool
  2. drip (1930s+)
verb

To talk foolishly or stupidly; utter inanities (1900s+)


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