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

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  • driveling idiot — total idiot …   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

  • 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 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

  • Imbecility — (Roget s Thesaurus) Folly. < N PARAG:Imbecility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 want of intelligence want of intelligence &c. 498 want of intellect &c. 450 Sgm: N 1 shadowness shadowness silliness foolishness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 imbecility… …   English dictionary for students

  • idiot — n. 1) a blithering, blooming, driveling idiot 2) the local, village idiot 3) an idiot to + inf. (he was an idiot to agree) * * * [ ɪdɪət] blooming driveling idiot village idiot a blithering the local an idiot to + inf. (he was an idiot to agree) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Slaver — Slav er, n. Saliva driveling from the mouth. [1913 Webster] Of all mad creatures, if the learned are right, It is the slaver kills, and not the bite. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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