[ twod-l ]
/ ˈtwɒd l /


trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing.

verb (used without object), twad·dled, twad·dling.

to talk in a trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious manner; prate.

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

to utter as twaddle.

Origin of twaddle

1540–50; variant of twattle, blend of twiddle and tattle

Related forms

twad·dler, nountwad·dly, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for twaddle


/ (ˈtwɒdəl) /


silly, trivial, or pretentious talk or writing; nonsense


to talk or write (something) in a silly or pretentious way

Derived Forms

twaddler, noun

Word Origin for twaddle

C16 twattle, variant of twittle or tittle; see tittle-tattle
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