TWADDLE
Perplexity, confusion, or any thing else: a fashionable term that for a while succeeded that of BORE. See BORE.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Twad"dle (?), v. i. & t. [See Twattle.]

To talk a weak and silly manner, like one whose faculties are decayed; to prate; to prattle.

Stanyhurst.

 

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Twad"dle, n.

Silly talk; gabble; fustian.

I have put in this chapter on fighting . . . because of the cant and twaddle that's talked of boxing and fighting with fists now-a-days. T. Hughes.

 

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