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.
Origin of drivel
Related Words for drivelingbabble, blather, gibberish, tripe, nonsense, hogwash, gobbledygook, jabber, bunk, hooey, poppycock, rubbish, balderdash, rot, twaddle, prating, Greek, prate, ramble, blabber
Examples from the Web for driveling
Historical Examples of driveling
Can you paint me a driveling reeling song, and let the word be, Uh.The Works of John Marston
One would not call it impudent, because it is so silly—it is the driveling of a fool.The Journal of Arthur Stirling
Or can it be just chaos—just blind, driveling, senseless chaos?Dennison Grant
So much for the sense of our legislator and his driveling philanthropy.The Firm of Nucingen
Honore de Balzac
Are we a generation of driveling, sniveling, degraded slaves?The Struggle for Missouri
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.