- (archaic, West Country) surprised, confounded, befuddled, to be in a distressed state of mind.
2007, McGraw, Eloise, The Moorchild, page 39:
- But everybody—except Anwara, who was plainly betwattled—admitted the child was strange.
2016 March 4, “Champions League does not need likes of Leicester, says US sports executive”, in Reddit, r/Soccer:
- I'm betwattled about the twatty things this no name is saying.
- (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of
- A Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English, John S. Farmer and W. E. Henly, 1905. Betwaddled. Retrieved from archive.org
- Glossary of Provincial Words & Phrases in use in Somersetshire, Williams and Jones, 1873. Betwaddled. Retrieved online.
- Wright, Joseph (1898) The English Dialect Dictionary, volume 1, Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 253