- to interweave; wattle.
Origin of raddle1
1665–75; v. use of raddle lath < Anglo-French reidele pole, rail of a cart (Old French redelle; compare French ridelle)
- to color coarsely.
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Examples from the Web for raddle
Mr. Raddle, ma'am; Mrs. Cluppins, ma'am; Mrs. Raddle, ma'am.'
Now go away, Raddle, there's a good soul, or you'll only aggravate her.'
Mrs. Raddle is one of that lower middle-class which Dickens knew so well, still she is not hateful or vile, or anything but droll.Side Lights
We know that she was sister to Mrs. Raddle, who lived far away in Southwark, and was the landlady of Mr. Sawyer.Bardell v. Pickwick
All this, Mr. Raddle heard with great submission, and presently returned to the parlour in a most lamb-like manner.
- (tr) another word for interweave
C17: from obsolete noun sense of raddle meaning a rod, wattle, or lath, from Old French redalle a stick, pole; of obscure origin
- (tr) mainly British to paint (the face) with rouge
- another word for ruddle
C16: variant of ruddle