betwattled

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late 18th century Dorset British slang for confused, bewildered.

Adjective[edit]

betwattled ‎(comparative more betwattled, superlative most betwattled)

  1. (archaic) surprised, confounded, befuddled, to be in a distressed state of mind.
    • 2007, Eloise McGraw, The Moorchild, page 39:
      But everybody—except Anwara, who was plainly betwattled—admitted the child was strange.

Verb[edit]

betwattled

  1. (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of betwattle

References[edit]

  • 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.