One drink will addle a person's wits and the second will act as an antidote.
And ever since he had been repeating to himself, “What do they addle?”
No earthly profit unless to addle the brain and leave the pocket empty.
Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat, and yet thy head hath been beaten as addle as an egg for quarrelling.
To Richard and to Musa there were homage and flattery enough to addle wiser wits than theirs.
Party debate will addle your pate, ex-parte "facts" bring dizziness.
"Don't sit on them with your head downward, or you'll addle them," said Mr. Brush, fiercely.
I 'd rather take my chance of a sabre-cut any day than addle my brains with too much thought.
I'm not behowden to ye for mich, as how 'tis—I reckon I addle my mate.
But says I to my eye, addle Wildenheim has two much spirit of her own to covet her neighbour's goods.
1712, from addle (n.) "urine, liquid filth," from Old English adela "mud, mire, liquid manure" (cognate with Old Swedish adel "urine," Middle Low German adel, Dutch aal "puddle").
Used in noun phrase addle egg (mid-13c.) "egg that does not hatch, rotten egg," literally "urine egg," a loan-translation of Latin ovum urinum, which is itself an erroneous loan-translation of Greek ourion oon "putrid egg," literally "wind egg," from ourios "of the wind" (confused by Roman writers with ourios "of urine," from ouron "urine"). Because of this usage, from c.1600 the noun in English was taken as an adjective meaning "putrid," and thence given a figurative extension to "empty, vain, idle," also "confused, muddled, unsound" (1706). The verb followed a like course. Related: Addled; addling.