intermeddle

[ in-ter-med-l ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈmɛd l /

verb (used without object), in·ter·med·dled, in·ter·med·dling.

to take part in a matter, especially officiously; meddle.

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Origin of intermeddle

1350–1400; inter- + meddle; replacing Middle English entremedlen<Anglo-French entremedler,Old French entremesler

OTHER WORDS FROM intermeddle

in·ter·med·dler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for intermeddle

intermeddle
/ (ˌɪntəˈmɛdəl) /

verb

(intr) rare another word for meddle

Word Origin for intermeddle

C14 entremedle, from Anglo-Norman entremedler, from Old French; see inter- + meddle
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