verb (used without object), med·dled, med·dling.
Origin of meddle
Examples from the Web for meddler
The whole story, in which he played the part of a meddler and a fool, was unrolled before him.The Mayor of Warwick|Herbert M. Hopkins
He had not been fond of the women, nor had he been a meddler and bully.Their Son; The Necklace|Eduardo Zamacois
The "Meddler" cannot reply to them effectively, and other Boer guns try in vain to reach them.
Apparently you would call every person who helps a meddler.'The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rgen|Elizabeth von Arnim
At length, however, the "Meddler" chimes in, and Captain Christie immediately looses off his two howitzers in succession.
Word Origin for meddle
late 14c., "practitioner," agent noun from meddle (v.). Meaning "one who interferes, a nuisance" is mid-15c.
early 14c., "to mingle, blend, mix," from Old North French medler (Old French mesler, 12c., Modern French mêler) "to mix, mingle, to meddle," from Vulgar Latin *misculare (source of Provençal mesclar, Spanish mezclar, Italian mescolare, meschiare), from Latin miscere "to mix" (see mix (v.)). From late 14c. as "busy oneself, be concerned with, engage in;" also disparagingly "interfere, be officious, make a nuisance of oneself" (the notion is of meddling too much). From mid-14c. to 1700, it also was a euphemism for "have sexual intercourse." Related: Meddled; meddling.