verb (used without object), meddled, meddling.
to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly: Stop meddling in my personal life!

1250–1300; Middle English medlen < Old French me(s)dler, variant of mesler (French mêler) < Vulgar Latin *misculāre, frequentative of Latin miscēre to mix

meddler, noun
meddlingly, adverb
overmeddle, verb (used without object), overmeddled, overmeddling.
unmeddled, adjective
unmeddling, adjective
unmeddlingly, adverb

medal, meddle, metal, mettle.

intervene, intrude, pry. Unabridged
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meddle (ˈmɛdəl)
1.  (usually foll by with) to interfere officiously or annoyingly
2.  (usually foll by in) to involve oneself unwarrantedly: to meddle in someone's private affairs
[C14: from Old French medler, ultimately from Latin miscēre to mix]

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., "to mingle," from O.N.Fr. medler (O.Fr. mesler) "to mix, mingle, to meddle," from V.L. *misculare, from L. miscere "to mix" (see mix). Meaning "to concern oneself" (usually disparaging) is attested from early 15c. From mid-14c. to 1700, it also was a euphemism for
"have sexual intercourse." Related: Meddled; meddler; meddlesome; meddling.
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Example sentences
Great mischief is possible if boards try to meddle with the substance of the
In banking too, the government has shown an itch to meddle.
Do not meddle in the affairs of geeks, for they are subtle and will get even.
Unfortunately, such dysfunctions tend to remain unaddressed because no outsider
  wants or dares to meddle in a marriage.
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