Definition of intermeddle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈmɛd(ə)l/


[no object]
Interfere in something that is not one’s concern: this man intermeddled in all my affairs (as noun intermeddling) wanton and officious intermeddling with the disputes of others
More example sentences
  • I am looking at a statute of a foreign Parliament purporting to intermeddle in our constitutional affairs.
  • I once more, therefore, insist, that you do not intermeddle.
  • Once you are made bankrupt you cannot intermeddle in the property because the property is then in the hands of the trustee for the benefit of the creditors.


Late 15th century: from Old French entremesler, from entre- 'between, among' + mesler 'meddle'.

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