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Meaning of DRIVEL

Pronunciation:  'drivul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  saliva spilling from the mouth
  2. [n]  a worthless message
  3. [v]  let saliva drivel from the mouth; "The baby drooled"

DRIVEL is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dribble, dribble, drool, drool, slabber, slaver, slobber, slobber
 See Also: applesauce, bull, bullshit, buncombe, bunk, bunkum, chickenshit, codswallop, content, crap, dogshit, drool over, folderol, guff, hogwash, horseshit, Irish bull, message, pablum, pap, rot, rubbish, saliva, salivate, shit, slobber over, spit, spittle, subject matter, substance, trash, tripe, trumpery, wish-wash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Driv"el\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Driveled}or {Drivelled};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Driveling} or {Drivelling}.] [Cf. OE.
    dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E.
    drabble. Cf. {Drool}.]
    1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from the mouth,
       like a child, idiot, or dotard.
    2. [Perh. a different word: cf. Icel. drafa to talk thick.]
       To be weak or foolish; to dote; as, a driveling hero;
       driveling love. --Shak. Dryden.
  2. \Driv"el\, n.
    1. Slaver; saliva flowing from the mouth.
    2. Inarticulate or unmeaning utterance; foolish talk; babble.
    3. A driveler; a fool; an idiot. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
    4. A servant; a drudge. [Obs.] --Huloet.
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