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twaddle

[twod-l] /ˈtwɒd l/
noun
1.
trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing.
verb (used without object), twaddled, twaddling.
2.
to talk in a trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious manner; prate.
verb (used with object), twaddled, twaddling.
3.
to utter as twaddle.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; variant of twattle, blend of twiddle and tattle
Related forms
twaddler, noun
twaddly, adjective
Synonyms
1. drivel, nonsense, prattle, rubbish.
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British Dictionary definitions for twaddly

twaddle

/ˈtwɒdəl/
noun
1.
silly, trivial, or pretentious talk or writing; nonsense
verb
2.
to talk or write (something) in a silly or pretentious way
Derived Forms
twaddler, noun
Word Origin
C16 twattle, variant of twittle or tittle; see tittle-tattle
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Word Origin and History for twaddly

twaddle

n.

"silly talk," 1782, probably from twattle (1550s), of obscure origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for twaddly

tuzzy-muzzy

noun

A nosegay or bouquet: A tuzzy-muzzyis a cone-shaped Victorian decoration with dried flowers (1440+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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