a swizzle stick with an enlarged tip for stirring drinks, crushing fruit or sugar, etc.
a person who muddles or muddles through.
a miller's thumb.

Origin of muddler

First recorded in 1850–55; muddle + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for muddler

Contemporary Examples of muddler

Historical Examples of muddler

  • A meddler is always a muddler;' how well I remember her saying that.

  • And I'm sure that Muddler won't never think no more about it.

    Pencil Sketches

    Eliza Leslie

  • Dear knows there would be a pair of them—one's as much of a muddler as the other!

    The Imperialist

    (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan

  • She called him a muddler and a slouch, and other invidious names, for his slackness and his disregard of healthful food.


    Jack London

  • Richard ran the country well enough for a time or two, and he's been a muddler from his childhood.

British Dictionary definitions for muddler



a person who muddles or muddles through
US an instrument for mixing drinks thoroughly
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