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muddler

Syllabification: mud·dler
Pronunciation: /ˈmədlər, ˈmədl-ər
 
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Definition of muddler in English:

noun

1A person who creates muddles, especially because of a disorganized method of thinking or working.
Example sentences
  • This reviewer, however, questions whether Bryan was such a muddler as Secretary of State.
  • People get lazy, looking for a savior, and instead just end up with another muddler.
  • Evelyn Waugh might have dismissed them as pathetic muddlers who did not belong in the church.
2 (also muddler minnow) A type of fly used in trout fishing.
Example sentences
  • I ignored her, concentrating instead on casting my muddler minnow into the river.
  • If you're fishing some choppy water why not try a muddler minnow across the surface.
  • Rolled muddlers, tied-down minnows, mickey finns, chum and coho fry are just a few of the patterns soon to be presented by eager fly-fishers.
3A stick used to stir mixed drinks.
Example sentences
  • Have you heard of using that muddler to actually muddle the sugar, lime and mint?
  • If you don't have a muddler, a small wooden pestle will do just fine. Add the mint, a touch of soda and two teaspoons of sugar to your mixing glass.
  • She disappeared into the basement to grab shakers and strainers and muddlers and all the rest of the equipment the class would need to get them through the afternoon session.

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