guddle

guddle

[guhd-l] Scot.
verb (used with object), guddled, guddling.
1.
to catch (fish) by groping with the hands, as under rocks or along a riverbank.
verb (used without object), guddled, guddling.
2.
to grope for fish under stones, along a riverbank, etc.
noun
3.
Informal. a muddled affair; mix-up; confusion.

Origin:
1810–20; probably imitative

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guddle (ˈɡʌdəl)
 
vb
1.  to catch (fish) by groping with the hands under the banks or stones of a stream
 
n
2.  a muddle; confusion
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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