twaddle
I. noun Etymology: probably alteration of English dialect twattle idle talk Date: 1782 1. a. silly idle talk ; drivel b. something insignificant or worthless ; nonsense <
that idea is pure twaddle
>
2. one that twaddles ; twaddler II. verb (twaddled; twaddling) Date: 1826 prate, babbletwaddler noun

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  • Twaddle — Twad dle, n. Silly talk; gabble; fustian. [1913 Webster] I have put in this chapter on fighting . . . because of the cant and twaddle that s talked of boxing and fighting with fists now a days. T. Hughes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twaddle — Twad dle, v. i. & t. [See {Twattle}.] To talk in a weak and silly manner, like one whose faculties are decayed; to prate; to prattle. Stanyhurst. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twaddle — index prattle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • twaddle — (n.) silly talk, 1782, probably from twattle (1550s), of obscure origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • twaddle — n *nonsense, drivel, bunk, balderdash, poppycock, gobbledygook, trash, rot, bull …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • twaddle — ► NOUN informal ▪ trivial or foolish speech or writing. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • twaddle — [twäd′ l] n. [earlier twattle, prob. var. form of tattle, in twittle twattle for TITTLE TATTLE] foolish, empty talk or writing; nonsense vt., vi. twaddled, twaddling to talk or write in a foolish or senseless manner; prattle twaddler n …   English World dictionary

  • twaddle — twaddler, n. twaddly, adj. /twod l/, n., v., twaddled, twaddling. n. 1. trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing. v.i. 2. to talk in a trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious manner; prate. v.t. 3. to utter as twaddle. [1540 50; var. of… …   Universalium

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