meddled

meddle

[med-l]
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!

Origin:
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.
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meddle (ˈmɛdəl)
 
vb
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]
 
'meddler
 
n
 
'meddling
 
adj
 
'meddlingly
 
adv

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meddle
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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