[ med-l ]
/ ˈmɛd l /
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verb (used without object), med·dled, med·dling.
to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly: Stop meddling in my personal life!
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Origin of meddle
1250–1300; Middle English medlen<Old French me(s)dler, variant of mesler (French mêler) <Vulgar Latin *misculāre, frequentative of Latin miscēre to mix
OTHER WORDS FROM meddle
meddler, nounmed·dling·ly, adverbo·ver·med·dle, verb (used without object), o·ver·med·dled, o·ver·med·dling.un·med·dled, adjective
un·med·dling, adjectiveun·med·dling·ly, adverb
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How to use meddle in a sentence
Google, the Great Meddler in the Cloud, asks why we would resist strapping cameras and televisions to our heads.America’s Meddlers Are Our Worst Enemies|Stefan Beck|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It definitely gives the Republican case against Obama as a big government meddler more credibility.
Whipping the long, keen blade from its sheath, Marius bore down upon the rash meddler.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
"We can make it very uncomfortable for the fourth meddler," Crenshaw threatened, eyeing the figure on the bed.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse|John Reed Scott
Agnes was about sixty years old, an ex-slave, a meddler, and liar.Negro Tales|Joseph Seamon Cotter
I won't interfere—any more'n I can help, being an old meddler by taste.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
The publication of “The Meddler” is at least one step in the right direction; it is full of fun of the lightest, healthiest sort.Psyche|Louis Couperus
British Dictionary definitions for meddle
/ (ˈmɛdəl) /
(usually foll by with) to interfere officiously or annoyingly
(usually foll by in) to involve oneself unwarrantedlyto meddle in someone's private affairs
Derived forms of meddlemeddler, nounmeddling, adjectivemeddlingly, adverb
Word Origin for meddle
C14: from Old French medler, ultimately from Latin miscēre to mix
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