Definition of


  1. (verb, social) intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly

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Synonyms of Meddle


Alternate forms of Meddle

Derivations: meddler, meddling

Hypernyms: interfere, interpose, intervene, step in

Origin of the word Meddle

  1. late 13c., "to mingle," from O.N.Fr. medler (O.Fr. mesler) "to mix, mingle, to meddle," from V.L. *misculare, from L. miscere "to mix" (see mix). Meaning "to concern oneself" (usually disparaging) is attested from early 15c. From mid-14c. to 1700, it also was a euphemism for "have sexual intercourse." Related: Meddled; meddler; meddl… more

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