raddle

1
[ rad-l ]
/ ˈræd l /
|

verb (used with object), rad·dled, rad·dling.

to interweave; wattle.

Origin of raddle

1
1665–75; v. use of raddle lath < Anglo-French reidele pole, rail of a cart (Old French redelle; compare French ridelle)

Definition for raddled (2 of 2)

raddle

2
[ rad-l ]
/ ˈræd l /

noun

verb (used with object), rad·dled, rad·dling.

to color coarsely.
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Examples from the Web for raddled

  • What could that girl, he asked himself, have in common with the raddled woman she addressed so respectfully?

    At the Villa Rose|A. E. W. Mason
  • She had on a different hat, and the earlier hour showed him the shining of her eyes above the raddled cheeks.

    The Lovely Lady|Mary Austin
  • A whole discreditable past seemed to emerge from that one word "raddled."

    The Invader|Margaret L. Woods
  • I don't grow old any more than you do inside, in spite of my raddled, kippered face, and bones sticking out like hat-pegs.

    Dodo Wonders|E. F. Benson

British Dictionary definitions for raddled (1 of 3)

raddled

/ (ˈrædəld) /

adjective

(esp of a person) unkempt or run-down in appearance

Word Origin for raddled

C17: from raddle ²

British Dictionary definitions for raddled (2 of 3)

raddle

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/ (ˈrædəl) /

verb

(tr) another word for interweave

Word Origin for raddle

C17: from obsolete noun sense of raddle meaning a rod, wattle, or lath, from Old French redalle a stick, pole; of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for raddled (3 of 3)

raddle

2
/ (ˈrædəl) /

verb

(tr) mainly British to paint (the face) with rouge

noun, verb

another word for ruddle

Word Origin for raddle

C16: variant of ruddle
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