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twad·dle

 (twŏd′l)
intr.v. twad·dled, twad·dling, twad·dles
To talk foolishly; prate.
n.
Foolish, trivial, or idle talk or chatter.

[Probably variant of dialectal twattle, perhaps alteration of tattle.]

twad′dler n.

twaddle

(ˈtwɒdəl)
n
silly, trivial, or pretentious talk or writing; nonsense
vb
to talk or write (something) in a silly or pretentious way
[C16 twattle, variant of twittle or tittle; see tittle-tattle]
ˈtwaddler n

twad•dle

(ˈtwɒd l)

n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. silly or tedious talk or writing.
v.i.
2. to talk in a silly or tedious manner; prate.
v.t.
3. to utter as twaddle.
[1540–50; variant of twattle, b. twiddle and tattle]

Twaddle

 of public speakers—Lipton, 1970.

twaddle


Past participle: twaddled
Gerund: twaddling

Imperative
twaddle
twaddle
Present
I twaddle
you twaddle
he/she/it twaddles
we twaddle
you twaddle
they twaddle
Preterite
I twaddled
you twaddled
he/she/it twaddled
we twaddled
you twaddled
they twaddled
Present Continuous
I am twaddling
you are twaddling
he/she/it is twaddling
we are twaddling
you are twaddling
they are twaddling
Present Perfect
I have twaddled
you have twaddled
he/she/it has twaddled
we have twaddled
you have twaddled
they have twaddled
Past Continuous
I was twaddling
you were twaddling
he/she/it was twaddling
we were twaddling
you were twaddling
they were twaddling
Past Perfect
I had twaddled
you had twaddled
he/she/it had twaddled
we had twaddled
you had twaddled
they had twaddled
Future
I will twaddle
you will twaddle
he/she/it will twaddle
we will twaddle
you will twaddle
they will twaddle
Future Perfect
I will have twaddled
you will have twaddled
he/she/it will have twaddled
we will have twaddled
you will have twaddled
they will have twaddled
Future Continuous
I will be twaddling
you will be twaddling
he/she/it will be twaddling
we will be twaddling
you will be twaddling
they will be twaddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been twaddling
you have been twaddling
he/she/it has been twaddling
we have been twaddling
you have been twaddling
they have been twaddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been twaddling
you will have been twaddling
he/she/it will have been twaddling
we will have been twaddling
you will have been twaddling
they will have been twaddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been twaddling
you had been twaddling
he/she/it had been twaddling
we had been twaddling
you had been twaddling
they had been twaddling
Conditional
I would twaddle
you would twaddle
he/she/it would twaddle
we would twaddle
you would twaddle
they would twaddle
Past Conditional
I would have twaddled
you would have twaddled
he/she/it would have twaddled
we would have twaddled
you would have twaddled
they would have twaddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twaddle - pretentious or silly talk or writingtwaddle - pretentious or silly talk or writing
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Verb1.twaddle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantlytwaddle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
blather, blether, blither, smatter, babble - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

twaddle

noun nonsense, rubbish, rot, garbage (informal), balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), pants (slang), gossip, crap (slang), trash, chatter, bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, tripe (informal), guff (slang), tattle, moonshine, verbiage, gabble, claptrap (informal), gobbledegook (informal), hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), rigmarole, blather, piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), inanity, balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), trumpery, tommyrot, foolish talk, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) He was baffled by the intellectual twaddle.

twaddle

noun
Translations

twaddle

[ˈtwɒdl] Ntonterías fpl, chorradas fpl, babosadas fpl (LAm) , pendejadas fpl (LAm)

twaddle

[ˈtwɒdəl] nâneries fpl

twaddle

n (inf)Geschwätz nt, → dummes Zeug (inf); to talk twaddledummes Zeug reden (inf)

twaddle

[ˈtwɒdl] n (fam) → scemenze fpl
References in classic literature ?
Then the jury'll twaddle and twaddle and twaddle, and finally they'll fetch in a verdict that he got shot or stuck or busted over the head with something, and come to his death by the inspiration of God.
I have heard some of them talk vigorous sense--yea, I have been present at polyglot discussions in the old, oak-lined dining-room at Hunsden Wood, where a singular insight was given of the sentiments entertained by resolute minds respecting old northern despotisms, and old southern superstitions: also, I have heard much twaddle, enounced chiefly in French and Deutsch, but let that pass.
Shallow twaddle, that, if it were addressed to you over a dinner-table, you would think 'Does the man take me for a fool?
The London public won't stand that sort of blithering twaddle.
My goodness, what utter twaddle, and what may all this nonsense have signified, pray?
I have something more important to do than to listen to such twaddle.
Ah, but her twaddle isn't half as bad as the chaffing I get.
I have put in this chapter on fighting of malice prepense, partly because I want to give you a true picture of what everyday school life was in my time, and not a kid-glove and go-to- meeting-coat picture, and partly because of the cant and twaddle that's talked of boxing and fighting with fists nowadays.
Ex-Motherwell star Twaddle and wife Jacqueline were able to bring baby daughter Hope home last month after she battled for her life in hospital.
It was steady at 12 cases a year until 2003, when it dropped to three," says Twaddle, who credits music for the results.
Twaddle, 41, suffered from a gambling addiction which was laid bare when the Sunday Mail serialised his biography Life on the Line last year.
Any thought that crosses your mind can be posted on Twaddle before you have had time for second thoughts, or even to check whether what you are saying is either true or advisable.