Definition of Twaddle

1. Noun. Pretentious or silly talk or writing.




2. Verb. Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly. "Sam and Sue twaddle"

Definition of Twaddle

1. v. i. & t. To talk in a weak and silly manner, like one whose faculties are decayed; to prate; to prattle.

2. n. Silly talk; gabble; fustian.

Definition of Twaddle

1. Noun. Empty or silly idle talk or writing; nonsense, rubbish ¹

2. Noun. A twaddler. ¹

3. Verb. To talk or write nonsense; to prattle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Twaddle

1. to talk foolishly [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twaddle

tuzzes
tv
tv-antenna
tv announcer
tv camera
tv monitor
tv room
tv set
tvalchrelidzeite
tvedalite
tveitite
tvorog
tw*ts
twa
twaddle (current term)
twaddled
twaddler
twaddlers
twaddles
twaddlier
twaddling
twaddly
twae
twaes
twafald
twagger
twaggers
twain
twain cloud

Literary usage of Twaddle

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1. An Asylum for Fugitive Pieces, in Prose and Verse, Not in Any Other by John Almon (1785)
"... whip, ride headlong 1 implore Your aid to fing the death of Bore, And fing the birth of twaddle. 'Twas night! 'twas Midnight's filent noon; ..."

2. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901)
"Sq. '• 397- Mr. HJ twaddle announced the changeof his name lo Tweeddale in ... twaddle. Adam Twede, 1^70: P T. Yorks, p. 196. London, 2; Philadelphia, 9. ..."

3. The Printing of Textile Fabrics: A Practical Manual on the Printing of by Charles Frederick Seymour Rothwell (1897)
"Thus a liquid has a specific gravity of 1-310, and will mark on the twaddle scale— 1 -310 sp. gr. 1-000 5) -310 62° Tw. To CONVERT DEGREES ON THE twaddle ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1833)
"twaddle ON TWEEDSIDE. FAREWELL, О Winter ! gentlemanly Old Man ; and hail, О Spring ! most ladylike of Young Women! Frequent flirtation had there been for a ..."

5. Patriotism and Popular Education ...: The Whole Discourse Being in the Form by Henry Arthur Jones (1920)
"If the bishops really wish to raise our decadent and moribund drama, let them not try to enforce a universal reign of rosy twaddle, but let them give their ..."

6. The Manual of Colours and Dye Wares: Their Properties, Applications by John William Slater (1870)
"Thus a sample of sulphuric acid marks— 1-849 1-000 5) 849 169, the degree of twaddle. On the continent of Europe the most common scales are those of Beaume, ..."

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