verb (used without object), driv·eled, driv·el·ing or (especially British) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
verb (used with object), driv·eled, driv·el·ing or (especially British) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
- drive-through delivery,
- driver ant,
- driver ed
Origin of drivel
Examples from the Web for drivel
Is Christopher Nolan's Inception a masterpiece, drivel, too confusing?
VinnyB What's crazy, Ms. Brown, is why two respected journalists would waste their time on this drivel.
At what date the higher cult of sorcery or magic became the drivel known as witchcraft is uncertain.The Devil in Britain and America|John Ashton
Quit the drivel of matinee idol longing, and get onto the stage of life and get the bouquets for yourself.Supreme Personality|Delmer Eugene Croft
I suppose the guy that wrote all this drivel found it in the Argus and justjust dilated on it.Quarter-Back Bates|Ralph Henry Barbour
I am freezing to death in my own room, and you come in and drivel to me about ivy and hand-organs.Whirligigs|O. Henry
But when a giant is made to drivel, his drivelings are very little better than those of a pigmy.
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Word Origin for drivel
Old English dreflian "to dribble or run at the nose, slobber," from Proto-Germanic *drablojanan, from PIE *dher- "to make muddy." Meaning "to speak nonsense" is mid-14c. Related: Driveling, drivelling.
early 14c., drevel "saliva, slaver," from drivel (v.). Meaning "idiotic speech or writing" is from 1852.