verb (used with object), gud·dled, gud·dling.
to catch (fish) by groping with the hands, as under rocks or along a riverbank.
verb (used without object), gud·dled, gud·dling.
to grope for fish under stones, along a riverbank, etc.
Informal. a muddled affair; mix-up; confusion.
Origin of guddle
First recorded in 1810–20; probably imitative
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Historical Examples of guddle
Guddle, to catch fish with the hands by groping under the stones or banks.Weir of Hermiston
Robert Louis Stevenson
to catch (fish) by groping with the hands under the banks or stones of a stream
a muddle; confusion
Word Origin for guddle
C19: of unknown origin
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