spuddle

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spuddle (third-person singular simple present spuddles, present participle spuddling, simple past and past participle spuddled)

  1. (obsolete, Southern England) To make a lot of fuss about trivial things, as if they were important[1]
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (obsolete) To work ineffectively; to work hard but achieve nothing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wright, Joseph (1904) The English Dialect Dictionary[1], volume 5, Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 697

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Noun[edit]

spuddle

  1. a short knife

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