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meddlesome

[med-l-suh m] /ˈmɛd l səm/
adjective
1.
given to meddling; interfering; intrusive.
Origin of meddlesome
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; meddle + -some1
Related forms
meddlesomely, adverb
meddlesomeness, noun
unmeddlesome, adjective
Synonym Study
See curious.
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meddlesome

/ˈmɛdəlsəm/
adjective
1.
intrusive or meddling
Derived Forms
meddlesomely, adverb
meddlesomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for meddlesome
adj.

1610s, from meddle + -some (1). Earlier was medlous "quarrelsome, meddlesome" (mid-15c.). Related: Meddlesomely. Character name Meddlesome Mattie attested from 1814.

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