meddle


meddle
meddle (v.) early 14c., "to mingle, blend, mix," from O.N.Fr. medler (O.Fr. mesler, 12c., Mod.Fr. mêler) "to mix, mingle, to meddle," from V.L. *misculare (source of Prov. mesclar, Sp. mezclar, It. mescolare, meschiare), from L. miscere "to mix" (see MIX (Cf. mix) (v.)). From late 14c. as "busy oneself, be concerned with, engage in;" also disparagingly "interfere, be officious, make a nuisance of oneself" (the notion is of meddling too much). From mid-14c. to 1700, it also was a euphemism for "have sexual intercourse." Related: Meddled; MEDDLING (Cf. meddling).

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  • Meddle — Med dle , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Meddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Meddling}.] [OE. medlen to mix, OF. medler, mesler, F. m[^e]ler, LL. misculare, a dim. fr. L. miscere to mix. [root]271. See {Mix}, and cf. {Medley}, {Mellay}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To mix;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • meddle — [med′ l] vi. meddled, meddling [ME medlen < OFr medler, mesler (Fr mêler), to mix, hence “mix in,” meddle < VL * misculare < L miscere, to MIX] 1. to concern oneself with or take part in other people s affairs without being asked or… …   English World dictionary

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  • meddle — ► VERB ▪ interfere in something that is not one s concern. DERIVATIVES meddler noun meddlesome adjective. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin miscere to mix …   English terms dictionary


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