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 driveling
I presume he 46 is honest in this opinion, and no doubt regards Bruno, Spinoza and Humboldt as driveling imbeciles.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Or can it be just chaos—just blind, driveling, senseless chaos?Dennison Grant|Robert Stead
He felt that he was giving up life and its every hope, but the fear of madness, or driveling idiocy, was worse than this.She Buildeth Her House|Will Comfort
One would not call it impudent, because it is so silly—it is the driveling of a fool.The Journal of Arthur Stirling|Upton Sinclair
But the dullest pretender could discourse a jumble of pious bigotry, natural rights, and driveling philanthropy.
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.