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.
Words nearby drivel
Origin of drivel
OTHER WORDS FROM driveldriv·el·er; especially British, driv·el·ler, noundriv·el·ing·ly; especially British, driv·el·ling·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for drivelling
The return verses of the Duke are little better than drivelling.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1|Alexander Pope
In my present mood I find no alternative between rageing and drivelling.Diana of the Crossways, Complete|George Meredith
I was in drivelling dotage, to think that she would be aught else than the rest of them.
This drivelling noodle and his descendants through life are your natural superiors and mine—your and my children's superiors.Roundabout Papers|William Makepeace Thackeray
Her eyes fell on Yudushka's simpering, drivelling, oily face, all suffused with a carnivorous inner glow.A Family of Noblemen|Mikhal Saltykov