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meddle

[ 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
medal, meddle , metal, mettle
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British Dictionary definitions for meddle

meddle
/ (ˈmɛdəl) /

verb (intr)

(usually foll by with) to interfere officiously or annoyingly
(usually foll by in) to involve oneself unwarrantedlyto meddle in someone's private affairs
meddler, nounmeddling, adjectivemeddlingly, adverb
C14: from Old French medler, ultimately from Latin miscēre to mix
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