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guddle

[ guhd-l ]
/ ˈgʌd l /
Scot.
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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.

noun

Informal. a muddled affair; mix-up; confusion.

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Origin of guddle

First recorded in 1810–20; of uncertain origin
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  • 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

guddle
/ (ˈɡʌdəl) Scot /

verb

to catch (fish) by groping with the hands under the banks or stones of a stream

noun

a muddle; confusion
C19: of unknown origin
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