Definition of drivel in English:

drivel

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrɪv(ə)l
 
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noun

[mass noun]

verb (drivels, drivelling, drivelled; US drivels, driveling, driveled)

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  • 2 archaic Let saliva or mucus flow from the mouth or nose: the nurse leaves you to drivel, and never wipes your nose
    More example sentences
    • The elder is ever drivelling, the younger never has any salival discharge.
    • Saliva driveled out his mouth, mucous out his nose.
    • Ever since he driveled on my hand whilst I held apiece of zinc plating that he was cutting out in the field I realized that he was more than just a scientific supervisor.

Derivatives

driveller

(US driveler) noun
More example sentences
  • It is mindless drivel fueled by mindless drivelers.
  • Although I'm much more of a jabberer than a driveler this sounds like a good group for lots of useless talk.

Origin

Old English dreflian (in sense 2 of the verb), of uncertain origin; perhaps related to draff.

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