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[muhd-ler] /ˈmʌd lər/
a swizzle stick with an enlarged tip for stirring drinks, crushing fruit or sugar, etc.
a person who muddles or muddles through.
a miller's thumb.
Origin of muddler
First recorded in 1850-55; muddle + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A meddler is always a muddler;' how well I remember her saying that.

    Doctor Luttrell's First Patient

    Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • And I'm sure that muddler won't never think no more about it.

    Pencil Sketches Eliza Leslie
  • Dear knows there would be a pair of them—one's as much of a muddler as the other!

    The Imperialist (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • She called him a muddler and a slouch, and other invidious names, for his slackness and his disregard of healthful food.

    Adventure Jack London
  • Richard ran the country well enough for a time or two, and he's been a muddler from his childhood.

    The Duchess of Wrexe

    Hugh Walpole
  • Thomas, your sister favours you in being a poor, grizzling sort of a muddler.

    Six Plays Florence Henrietta Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for muddler


a person who muddles or muddles through
(US) an instrument for mixing drinks thoroughly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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