twaddle

  • 1 Twaddle — is a Scottish surname, and may refer to:* Kevin Twaddle (born 1971), Scottish former professional footballer * Marc Twaddle (born 1986), Scottish professional footballer …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 twaddle — n *nonsense, drivel, bunk, balderdash, poppycock, gobbledygook, trash, rot, bull …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 twaddle — [n] nonsense babble, balderdash*, baloney*, BS*, bull, bunk*, chatter, crap*, drivel, foolishness, gibberish, hogwash*, hooey*, hot air*, idle talk, jive*, mumbo jumbo*, palaver, poppycock*, prattle, rubbish, silliness, trash*, tripe; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 twaddle — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage, bibble babble, blab, blabber, blah blah, blather, blether, blethers, bombast, bosh, bull, bullshit, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chat, chatter, chitter… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 twaddle — twad|dle [ˈtwɔdl US ˈtwa:dl] n [U] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Probably from twattle empty talk (17 19 centuries)] informal something that someone has said or written that you think is stupid = ↑nonsense ▪ I don t believe in all that twaddle about… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 twaddle — twad|dle [ twadl ] noun uncount BRITISH INFORMAL nonsense: What a load of twaddle! …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 twaddle — [[t]twɒ̱d(ə)l[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to something that someone says as twaddle, you mean that it is silly or untrue. [INFORMAL] Syn: drivel …

    English dictionary

  • 16 twaddle — twad·dle || twÉ‘dl / twÉ’dl n. worthless or tedious talk or writing, prattle, chatter v. babble, utter twaddle …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 twaddle — noun (U) informal something that someone has said or written that you think is stupid; nonsense: a load of self indulgent twaddle …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 twaddle — UK [ˈtwɒd(ə)l] / US [ˈtwɑd(ə)l] noun [uncountable] British informal nonsense What a load of twaddle! …

    English dictionary

  • 19 twaddle — twad•dle [[t]ˈtwɒd l[/t]] n. v. dled, dling 1) silly or tedious talk or writing 2) to talk in a silly or tedious manner; prate 3) to utter as twaddle • Etymology: 1540–50; var. of twattle, b. twiddle and tattle …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 twaddle — /ˈtwɒdl / (say twodl) noun 1. trivial, feeble, silly or tedious talk or writing. –verb (twaddled, twaddling) –verb (i) 2. to talk in a trivial, feeble, silly or tedious manner; prate. –verb (t) 3. to utter as twaddle. {variant of twattle, blend… …

    Australian English dictionary