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drivel

[ driv-uhl ]
/ 藞dr瑟v 蓹l /
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noun
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.
verb (used without object), driv路eled, driv路el路ing or (especially British) driv路elled, driv路el路ling.
verb (used with object), driv路eled, driv路el路ing or (especially British) driv路elled, driv路el路ling.
to utter childishly or idiotically.
to waste foolishly.
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Origin of drivel

before 1000; Middle English dryvelen, variant of drevelen,Old English dreflian; akin to draff

OTHER WORDS FROM drivel

driv路el路er; especially British, driv路el路ler, noundriv路el路ing路ly; especially British, driv路el路ling路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for drivel

drivel
/ (藞dr瑟vl) /

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
to allow (saliva) to flow from the mouth; dribble
(intr) to speak foolishly or childishly
noun
foolish or senseless talk
saliva flowing from the mouth; slaver

Derived forms of drivel

driveller or US driveler, noun

Word Origin for drivel

Old English dreflian to slaver; see draff
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