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guddle

[guhd-l] /ˈgʌd l/ Scot.
verb (used with object), guddled, guddling.
1.
to catch (fish) by groping with the hands, as under rocks or along a riverbank.
verb (used without object), guddled, guddling.
2.
to grope for fish under stones, along a riverbank, etc.
noun
3.
Informal. a muddled affair; mix-up; confusion.
Origin of guddle
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; probably imitative
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  • guddle, to catch fish with the hands by groping under the stones or banks.

    Weir of Hermiston Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for guddle

guddle

/ˈɡʌdəl/
verb
1.
to catch (fish) by groping with the hands under the banks or stones of a stream
noun
2.
a muddle; confusion
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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