- to catch (fish) by groping with the hands, as under rocks or along a riverbank.
- to grope for fish under stones, along a riverbank, etc.
- Informal. a muddled affair; mix-up; confusion.
Origin of guddle
First recorded in 1810–20; probably imitative
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Examples from the Web for guddle
Guddle, to catch fish with the hands by groping under the stones or banks.Weir of Hermiston
Robert Louis Stevenson
- to catch (fish) by groping with the hands under the banks or stones of a stream
- a muddle; confusion
C19: of unknown origin
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