[ guhd-l ]
/ ˈgʌd l /
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.
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Words nearby guddle
Origin of guddle
First recorded in 1810–20; probably imitative
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Examples from the Web for guddle
Guddle, to catch fish with the hands by groping under the stones or banks.Weir of Hermiston|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for guddle
/ (ˈɡʌdəl) Scot /
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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