twaddle

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English[edit]

Two men in conversation

Etymology[edit]

An alteration of twattle (1556), of unknown origin.[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

twaddle (countable and uncountable, plural twaddles)

  1. (uncountable) Empty or silly idle talk or writing; nonsense, rubbish. [from 1782.]
  2. (countable) One who twaddles; a twaddler.

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Verb[edit]

twaddle (third-person singular simple present twaddles, present participle twaddling, simple past and past participle twaddled)

  1. To talk or write nonsense; to prattle.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ twaddle” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online.
  2. ^ twaddle” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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