Driveled
Drivel Driv"el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. {Drool}.] 1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from the mouth, like a child, idiot, or dotard. [1913 Webster]

2. [Perh. a different word: cf. Icel. drafa to talk thick.] To be weak or foolish; to dote; as, a driveling hero; driveling love. --Shak. Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • driveled — driv·el || drɪvl n. nonsense, idiotic utterances; spittle, slobber (Rare) v. talk nonsense, say idiotic things; slobber, spittle (Rare) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Drivel — Driv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. {Drool}.] 1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Driveling — Drivel Driv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. {Drool}.] 1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drivelled — Drivel Driv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. {Drool}.] 1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drivelling — Drivel Driv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. {Drool}.] 1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drivel — driveler; esp. Brit., driveller, n. drivelingly; esp. Brit., drivellingly, adv. /driv euhl/, n. v., driveled, driveling or (esp. Brit.) drivelled, drivelling. n. 1. saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver. 2. childish, silly …   Universalium

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  • drivel — [ drɪv(ə)l] noun nonsense. verb (drivels, drivelling, drivelled; US drivels, driveling, driveled) 1》 talk nonsense. 2》 archaic let saliva or mucus flow from the mouth or nose. Derivatives …   English new terms dictionary

  • drivel — /ˈdrɪvəl / (say drivuhl) verb (i) (drivelled or, US, driveled, drivelling or, US, driveling) 1. to let saliva flow from the mouth or mucus from the nose; slaver. 2. to issue like spittle. 3. to talk childishly or idiotically. –noun 4. idiotic, or …   Australian English dictionary

  • drivel — ► NOUN ▪ nonsense. ► VERB (drivelled, drivelling; US driveled, driveling) 1) talk nonsense. 2) archaic let saliva or mucus flow from the mouth or nose. ORIGIN Old En …   English terms dictionary

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