drool

[ drool ]
/ drul /

verb (used without object)

to water at the mouth, as in anticipation of food; salivate; drivel.
to show excessive pleasure or anticipation of pleasure.
to talk foolishly.

noun

saliva running down from one's mouth; drivel.

Origin of drool

1795–1805; variant of driule, itself variant of drivel
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drool

/ (druːl) /

verb

(intr often foll by over) to show excessive enthusiasm (for) or pleasure (in); gloat (over)

verb, noun

Word Origin for drool

C19: probably alteration of drivel
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Word Origin and History for drool

drool


v.

1802, apparently a dialectal variant or contraction of drivel. Related: Drooled; drooling. The noun is from 1860s.

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