mardle

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Noun[edit]

mardle (plural mardles)

  1. (Suffolk and Norfolk dialectal) A chat or gossip.

References[edit]

  • John Rogers, The Undelivered Mardle, Darton, Longman and Todd, 2012
  • Charles Moore, 'The Spectator's Notes', The Spectator, 6 April 2013, 'John Rogers, a retired teacher, was supposed to deliver a ‘mardle’ — a Suffolk word for a gossipy talk — in aid of the church of Letheringham ...'
  • Alastair Sawday, Slow Norfolk and Suffolk, Bradt Travel Guides, 2010, p.144, 'It's a place to feed the ducks, lick an ice cream and have a "mardle" (Norfolk-speak for leisurely chat) on market days.'

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