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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.
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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
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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]
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Twaddle

 of public speakers—Lipton, 1970.
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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
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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"
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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.
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twaddle

noun
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Translations

twaddle

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

[ˈtwɒdəl] nâneries fpl
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twaddle

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

[ˈtwɒdl] n (fam) → scemenze fpl
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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.
"Eh, what twaddle!" said one of them, a thin, stern-looking man.
Shallow twaddle, that, if it were addressed to you over a dinner-table, you would think 'Does the man take me for a fool?'"