meddlesome

[med-l-suh m]
See more synonyms for meddlesome on Thesaurus.com

Origin of meddlesome

First recorded in 1605–15; meddle + -some1
Related formsmed·dle·some·ly, adverbmed·dle·some·ness, nounun·med·dle·some, adjective

Synonym study

See curious.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for meddlesome

Contemporary Examples of meddlesome

Historical Examples of meddlesome


British Dictionary definitions for meddlesome

meddlesome

adjective
  1. intrusive or meddling
Derived Formsmeddlesomely, adverbmeddlesomeness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for meddlesome
adj.

1610s, from meddle + -some (1). Earlier was medlous "quarrelsome, meddlesome" (mid-15c.). Related: Meddlesomely. Character name Meddlesome Mattie attested from 1814.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper