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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [twod-l]
    • /ˈtwɒd l/
    • /ˈtwɒd.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [twod-l]
    • /ˈtwɒd l/

Definitions of twaddle word

  • noun twaddle trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing. 1
  • verb without object twaddle to talk in a trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious manner; prate. 1
  • verb with object twaddle to utter as twaddle. 1
  • noun twaddle nonsense 1
  • uncountable noun twaddle If you refer to something that someone says as twaddle, you mean that it is silly or untrue. 0
  • noun twaddle silly, trivial, or pretentious talk or writing; nonsense 0

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Origin of twaddle

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
1540-50; variant of twattle, blend of twiddle and tattle

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Parts of speech for Twaddle


twaddle popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for twaddle

noun twaddle

  • absurdness — utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false: an absurd explanation.
  • balderdash — If you say that something that has been said or written is balderdash, you think it is completely untrue or very stupid.
  • banana — Bananas are long curved fruit with yellow skins.
  • blah-blah — and so on; and so forth.
  • bosh — empty or meaningless talk or opinions; nonsense

verb twaddle

  • blabbering — to reveal indiscreetly and thoughtlessly: They blabbed my confidences to everyone.
  • blathering — foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.
  • chatter — If you chatter, you talk quickly and continuously, usually about things which are not important.
  • chitchatting — light conversation; casual talk; gossip.
  • gabble — to speak or converse rapidly and unintelligibly; jabber.

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