treddle

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tridel, tyrdel, from Old English tyrdel (dropping, small piece of excrement), diminutive of Old English tord (piece of excrement, dung), equivalent to turd +‎ -le.

Noun[edit]

treddle (plural treddles)

  1. (UK dialectal) The dung of sheep or hares.
  2. (informal) A prostitute; strumpet.

Etymology 2[edit]

Variation of treadle.

Noun[edit]

treddle (plural treddles)

  1. Alternative form of treadle.

Verb[edit]

treddle (third-person singular simple present treddles, present participle treddling, simple past and past participle treddled)

  1. Alternative form of treadle.