- 1Interfere in or busy oneself unduly with something that is not one’s concern: I don’t want him meddling in our affairs (as noun meddling) bureaucratic meddlingMore example sentences
- Don't meddle in matters that don't concern you, unless you want to face the wrath of Rowan!
- Elections should be open and transparent so there is no opportunity for meddling.
- He also said foreign governments should stop meddling in Hong Kong's affairs.
- 1.1 (meddle with) Touch or handle (something) without permission: you have no right to come in here and meddle with my thingsMore example sentences
- Jack Taggart, is yelling at his son, Billy, to carefully affix all the scarecrows to their posts, while also accusing him of meddling with his equipment.
- He told Hudson that he had to understand that people who had their homes invaded felt very bad about the fact that others had been meddling with their property.
- Stating that the gallery is full-fledged now, Vidya says that it has sufficient space and infrastructure to host an exclusive show without meddling with the regular display area.
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- His reputation as a meddler, unwilling to afford his managers free rein, is as damaging as what appears to be his unrealistic ambition.
- He's a meddler; the kind of person who hasn't got the good sense to leave well enough alone.
- Reporters are seen as uneducated meddlers, sticking their nose in where it does not belong.
Pronunciation: /ˈmedlər, ˈmedl-ər/noun
Middle English (in the sense 'mingle, mix'): from Old French medler, variant of mesler, based on Latin miscere 'to mix'.